"Antique" Iris

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  1. stratsmom

    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    I have drug these poor little old plants with me from home to home to home. The original plants were given to my grandma, by my great-grandma, on her 27th birthday. At least that's how the story goes :-D

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    Heirloom Dwarf iris ( photo / image / picture from stratsmom's Garden )





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    dwarf iris ( photo / image / picture from stratsmom's Garden )

    I kinda goofed up the middle picture there :oops: but you get the drift. These are cute! cute! cute!
    Almost addicting! I'd like to add some other colors and start a "collection" ;)




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    Size comparison ( photo / image / picture from stratsmom's Garden )
     
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    I've never seen any iris so cute. That is a great story too -- that makes those iris pretty old.... wow.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Great story and fantastic iris. I have the little dears tucked between the pavers and along some paths. They were passed down to me, but don't have such a long pedigree. :D
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Isn't Mother Nature amazing!! Those little iris bulbs must be around 100 years old and still producing beautiful blooms. :stew2:
     



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    Deanna,
    a lovely little Iris!,..with a lot of history!,..i am sure you welcome seeing it bloom every year,..and may it survive for many many more.
     
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    Beauty does come in small packages, doesn't it? Those iris are so special, both because they have family history, and because they are so pretty.
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    I forgot to put in the year Grandma got them, 1943. I hope I look this cute at 68 :-D
    I like them because of the history but because they are about the first thing to bloom in my yard, they even beat the tulips!
     
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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    They are beautiful and such a story that goes with it...I wish I had a gardner in the family to pass plants down to...
     

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