Soon the flags will be unfurling for Memorial Day.
But here in my garden a different kind of flag has started to unfurl.
The Iris was one of my sweet mothers favorite flowers. She often referred to them as flags.
I wonder why they are sometimes called flags? And I also wonder why I never really asked my mother that question. Do you think that it has anything to do with the fact that they bloom right around Memorial Day?
Notice how the petals are rolled and when they open they resemble the unfurling of a flag. Maybe that’s the reason.
Some of my Iris have yet to unfurl but here’s some that have.
Have you ever looked closely inside?
These mini peach Iris are so sweet. Love them kissed with dew!
This peach and lavender Iris is one of my favorites.
The blooms on this variegated Iris are not large, but the greenery is so pretty!
My mothers love of the Iris, (flag) has passed over to me. I can’t help but think of her whenever I see them.
I will be picking a bouquet to place on her grave.
Do you have a flower that reminds you of someone special?
I will be sharing with these lovely parties: