When we rented our little house, we had no idea what to expect of the yard. I figured, not much. When we first moved in, a clump of what I think are irises grew by the front steps. After all the blooms dropped off, I cut it back. Then I hacked it back a few months ago because it threatened to assimilate the hand rail. I figured I probably killed it.
Then overnight, tall, straight stalks appeared.
The stalks budded.
And in the last week, I took pictures everyday to mark their progress.