Iris means “rainbow” in Greek.
In Greek mythology, the goddess Iris carried messages from heaven to earth on the arc of the rainbow. Beautiful flowers appeared wherever she set foot on the ground.
Irises in a rainbow of colors are blooming in my garden this week!
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Thanks. It is a good iris year around here.
We had a productive Spring for the Iris here this year too. I had more Iris in my yard this year than I have had in the last five years. They are beautiful while they last!
Lovely to see these beautiful bearded irises, which always seem so traditional and so different from the small genus of South African wild irises that I posted about recently.