Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her. day six In memory of my mum Iris 06/09/1919 – 07/10/1995
(click to enlarge to full size) Irises in my garden (I. pseudacorus is a vigorous herbaceous perennial forming extensive colonies to 1.5m in height, with bright yellow flowers up to 10cm in width, the falls with brown veining in the centre, in mid and late summer. Common names: Iris Aquatica. Iris lutia. Yellow Flag. Yellow Iris….
The story of the Iris flower dates back to Ancient Greece, when the Greek Goddess Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, acted as the messenger between heaven and earth. This rainbow goddess carried messages for the gods Hera and Zeus and back to earth by the arc of the rainbow, hence the Iris flower is…
Today would have been my mother’s 94th birthday. Sadly she passed away when she was only 76 years old and I still miss her even though we didn’t always see eye-to-eye. Her name was Iris.
Iris may be rhizomatous or bulbous perennials, with narrowly leaves and erect stems bearing flowers with 3 large spreading or pendent fall petals, alternating with 3 erect, often smaller, standard petals, in late winter, spring or early summer