A reminder of Dad

floral_uk z.8/9 SW UKJanuary 9, 2014

Looking out of an upstairs window this morning I suddenly caught sight of something purple. It's the first Iris unguicularis to flower in my garden. It came from a clump I grabbed just as we were leaving Dad's house for the last time after he died. I'm so pleased to see it looking so cheerful in mid winter and I have to admit it made me sniff a bit. I wasn't sure it would bloom in my gloomier, cooler garden. Who else has reminders in their gardens?

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I have Iris...I don't have botanical memories really...I'm the one that's the gardener. My parents tolerated my plants.
I'm glad you have something though.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 8:30AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Beautiful, enjoy it well!

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 12:11PM
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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

What a nice story.
For as much as I like to get new plants, it's the ones with a story behind them that I treasure even more than the expensive or rare. That's quite a reminder and thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2014 at 9:41PM
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My dad's hyacinths are still coming up every spring. He died 5 years ago.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 12:16PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

That's a nice reminder, kittybouquet.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2014 at 12:55PM
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I have an azalea and summer snowflakes that came from my mom. I believe I got them about 30 years ago.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 9:24AM
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A good deal of the plants I have were pass-a-longs. Isn't that what gardeners are really about?

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 10:14AM
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