Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Late Bloomer

Our Iris have finally bloomed.
It seems as though they are always late bloomers, long after most others in the neighborhood have put on their Spring show, ours slowly awaken.

They are from antique Iris stock, handed down from family member, to family member, these particular flowers being over a half a century old.
Tended with love and shared amongst the generations, from great grandmother, to great granddaughter.

The Tennessee State Flower

May your blooms be floriferous and in good form,
Distinctive, with good substance, flare, and airborne,
With standards and falls that endure, never torn.
May you display many buds and blooms sublime,
In graceful proportion on strong stalks each day,
Gently floating above the fans and the fray.
May you too reach toward the moon and stars,
Bloom after bloom, many seasons in the sun,
Enjoying your life, health, and each loved one,
Until your 'living days are artfully done.

~ Georgia Gudykunst


Belinda said...

Irises are so beautiful.

Edna B said...

Your Iris are beautiful. I love them. I have some in my garden and when they bloom, I'll post photos of them. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Heritage Hall said...

We add to our collection each Summer at the Iris Society fundraiser... all winners come Spring.

DJan said...

Those are definitely beautiful and glorious iris. Thank you for showing them to me, dear Jo. :-)

NanaDiana said...

Those are gorgeous! My mother always had a big planting area of irises. I can't wait until it warms up and I can transplant some of ours from the old house. I have pale lemon yellow ones that are just beautiful. xo Diana

Anita said...

Now what a beautiful garden!I wish I could live like that!

Beautiful flower as well--We are not come so long With spring yet..I quess it will suddenly take over!
But I did see a bumblebee today!Very thick and looking good!

As always a Nice post!

Rian said...


Doc said...

Love Iris and so many colors.

L. D. said...

I did have that antique iris but I don't know if I succeeded in moving it. I will know this year when they finally bloom. I really like your seasons down there as it almost seems tropical compared to our weather. We were hot today.

Lowcarb team member said...

Your Iris looks beautiful.

All the best Jan

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Midmarsh John said...

Beautiful. Well worth the wait.

Winifred said...

They are gorgeous and hard to believe their age.