April 27, 2009

An Iris by any other name...

This is my photo of a Rosario Iris. I planted eight small ones in an arc shape (a nice design) approximately two years ago. When they all bloom, I will try and capture their full beauty. However, sometimes, beauty is but a fleeting moment.

I planted these flowers in honor of my Father, whose name was Rosario. Isn't that a great name?! I didn't cut them back last Fall, I just let the green stems and leaves "be there" through the winter. In additon to shrubs, I like some greenery for those stark winter days, when the garden is sleeping. I am always looking for alittle color.

Well, it is another Spring season and they are back, looking bloomin' good as ever.
Thanks Dad. I don't need to see them to remind me of you. I just love that a beautiful flower is called Rosario.


  1. I love irises, even if they don't last long (for me, anyway). How nice that you could find a variety with your father's name.

  2. They really are beautiful and a wonderful remembrance of your dad.

    With this 90 degree weather EVERYTHING is popping! I'll get back to blogging and planting after the funeral and shiva tomorrow and shiva on Wednesday.
    Blessings, Kathy

  3. You are such a sweet Blog-friend, thank you very much!!! I tought I'd left you a comment yesterday??! Huh...my mind must be playing tricks on me. Rosario is a great name indeed. And I love that flower as well - the colour(s).
    XX, Love, Carmie.

  4. Strange, I had left a comment too - A dear man by the name of "Rosario" always left each of us at work a small cutting of "palm" on Monday - the day after Palm Sunday! I always loved finding it at work on my desk.
    Now I will also think of the Iris.

  5. A beautiful name indeed! What a lovely memory.

  6. Your irises are so... beautiful! Don't you think the name Iris fits perfectly for this flower?

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing these photos and memories of your dad. Irises remind me of my dad, too, because they start blooming around his birthday. I'm sorry you can't hug your dad this spring, but I'll give mine an extra hug in memory of yours.

  8. Thank you all for your sweet comments.
    PVE - I like the story about "your Rosario". The word kind must be somehow connected to the name Rosario.

    Joyce - I have a cousin by the name of Iris, who is as pretty as a flower.

    Cathy - Thank you. Tell your Dad the hug is from a girl "up north"

  9. I was soooo excited to see the Irises I planted last year bloom! Unfortunately I've been away for a week so I missed a lot of the "blooming action." There looked to be a few buds left so I'm excited to see what happens this weekend!


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