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Iris Garden

Aunt Bonnie’s iris garden showcased, at least, a hundred showy species of orchid-like irises, Her beds of “flags,” as she called them, a feast for the eyes bloomed all summer, producing rainbows of color-- yellow, purple, orange, bronzes She did not know her irises took their real name from a Greek goddess, Iris, goddess of the rainbow, Her glorious "flags" fluttered wildly for all who came oogling and aahing, admiring shimmering vibrant multi-colors Born, as they were, from sturdy bulbous tubers buried shallow in late fall, hibernating through bitter cold, Ushering forth from warming May to cool September in full splendorous array from Decoration to Labor Day. Written March 10, 2021

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Date: 4/1/2021 3:41:00 PM
Wonderful look at your Aunt Bonnie’s Iris garden. They truly are a sight to behold. SuZ
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 4/1/2021 3:53:00 PM
Yes, indeed. Thanks for taking a look and a read, SuZ. I appreciate your visit so much. Have a wonderful Easter.
Date: 3/11/2021 11:07:00 PM
You are on a flower roll; every single one of them could win a flower contest! I am gobsmacked! Wow!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 3/12/2021 10:00:00 AM
Yeah, I kind of got carried away trying to write a poem that was truly imagist on a flower theme. I think the one about gardenias was probably a winner, but went with Mother's dahlias. Think I'll give flowers a rest for awhile. Thanks for your comment. I appreciate your interest.
Date: 3/11/2021 9:44:00 AM
I enjoyed reading this lovely array. She did a lot of work to keep them looking wonderful and free from weeds. Sara
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 3/11/2021 10:36:00 AM
Yes, Sara, she did. They were her pride and joy. Thanks for reading.
Date: 3/11/2021 9:14:00 AM
Gardens not only provide joy for the gardener, but they bring endless delight to countless onlookers and passersby. Thanks for sharing this memorable tribute. :) Evelyn
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 3/11/2021 9:31:00 AM
I appreciate your coming by and reading my poem. Thanks.
Date: 3/11/2021 6:52:00 AM
It yet have been a wonderful show your auntie Bonnie showcased with her beautiful, colourful irises, and this poem is a lovely tribute to her... Belle
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 3/11/2021 8:51:00 AM
Thanks, Belle. Aunt Bonnie was rather eccentric. She did love her irises and was quite maternal about it. They were quite a show.