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IRIS

Updated: Jul 13, 2021


Iris, named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow, are a low maintenance flower that come in all coloures, loves all climates. My father loved iris. My friend, Ed Foster, gave me some of his prize iris. They bloom this time every year in remembrance of Ed’s passing and in Celebration of his walk on the golden road. Man I miss him, his handsome friendly face, his eternal smile. I don’t do much for my iris. Ed tends to them. Plant a few, water as needed, clip off the spent flowers, thin occasionally and mostly just waltz among them and enjoy!


*from “Casual Gardening,” https://www.tenbrunsel.com/shopbooks

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tenbrunsel2
tenbrunsel2
May 13, 2021

“I guess it's too late to plant the bulbs now, isn't it? Would you take good care of them with your good thoughts? We had them in Camp Taylor and I loved them. Why is "Celebrating Ed's death" capitalized? Wouldn't have been better to say Remembering Ed's death and celebrating his walk on the golden road?” Bev Metzler.

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tenbrunsel2
tenbrunsel2
May 13, 2021
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Bev, thank you for your comment and your attention to detail. It’s never too late to plant Iris. Now they might not bloom till next year, but plant just the roots in good soil with the rhizome showing. They like a tad of 10-10-10 fertilizer And water in.


Also why ”Celebrating” is the only word I had to capitalize. It is from the Greek Catholic sign of the cross that we implore ”Lord be on our minds that we might Know Thee, on our lips that we might Speak the Truth and in our hearts that we might Love, Live and Celebrate Your Glory.” The use of Celebrate was a shortened version used to call upon God to honor Ed…

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