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OldGardener
Apr 13, 2013 6:01 PM CST


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mcash70
Apr 14, 2013 11:03 AM CST
Nice, lovely iris.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Apr 14, 2013 9:29 PM CST
Very pretty! Thanks OGardener I tip my hat to you.
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OldGardener
Apr 14, 2013 10:11 PM CST
Thank you. I found its history fascinating.
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 14, 2013 10:24 PM CST
What is its history?? (you threw the line and got a bite :rofl:)
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OldGardener
Apr 15, 2013 7:59 AM CST
This iris dates back at least 600 years and was/is grown on the grave sites in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 15, 2013 11:11 AM CST
Oh wow! That is really cool! What is it called? And do you have a full photo? Thanks OG! I tip my hat to you.
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OldGardener
Apr 15, 2013 11:17 AM CST
It is Iris albicans:. I apologize for the pic, every time I go to get a picture, we seem to get a breeze!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 15, 2013 4:05 PM CST
Its lovely!! It looks like its dancing! Hurray! Seems very fitting for gravesites! The plants that I have been most enjoying for about a year now, are Sempervivums, (hen and chicks or houseleeks) which were planted around gravesites in Rome and Greece, as a remembrance. They are called Forever living, because even though the Hen dies after flowering, they usually leave babies to carry on! So this Iris would fit well with that theme! Thumbs up (not intending to sound too morbid!) I tip my hat to you.
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OldGardener
Apr 15, 2013 4:43 PM CST
Oh, I don't find that morbid at all. Actually, I think it's quite a wonderful sentiment. What a beautiful tribute to those who have passed!
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 15, 2013 10:03 PM CST
True! I think of it that way also! I tip my hat to you. Anyway, thank you for the info and the photo!! It really is a lovely Iris, partly because of the history like you said! I tip my hat to you.
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