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Love in a Flower

April 22, 2010

I think I have said before that my mother-in-law loved flowers, especially those that grow from bulbs. She cultivated quite an extensive collection of bulbs of all varieties in her large yard. When she died two years ago we started cleaning out the beds…not to get rid of the flowers, but to split many of them to relieve the over-crowding that had resulted when she could no longer garden and we were too far away to do it for her. By digging up the clumps, splitting them, and then replanting a piece, that yard will continue to grow her flowers in the way she loved. The rest we divided  among the family and now, each spring, even in our own yards, we feel a little bit of her love as the flowers start to bloom. The daffodils bloomed last year and again this year in my yard and my neighbor’s with whom I shared the bounty. But the Iris didn’t bloom last year. This year though, we are in for a treat. The white iris have already bloomed and gone but the purple ones, they are just now getting started. Here they are. Enjoy!

Iris from Bootsy's @ Marcie'sIris blossom

Iris Ready to BloomIris Buds

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2010 9:20 am

    What a nice thing to do in honor of your Mother in law…also a wonderful way to have a little piece of what she enjoyed. Your iris is lovely.

  2. April 26, 2010 10:29 pm

    How nice to to be able to share these memory plants and their beauty. I think the plants in our gardens that have stories and meaning are always special.

    It sounds like your vegetable garden is doing well, too. And aren’t those Heuchera plants tough!

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