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Re: Help We have No Blooms!

  • Subject: Re: Help We have No Blooms!
  • From: "pinkirises" <pbrooks@whidbey.net>
  • Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 22:47:49 -0000


I sure can relate.  My irises are planted all around the grounds of 
the apartment complex I live in (It's HUD-subsidized senior housing, 
so I plan to be here for the rest of my life and have made many 
flower beds here.

Last year, a woman came and wanted to plant a bed outside her 
windows.  I had a small bed of irises there -- plenty of room to 
plant around them.  But she demanded I move them or she'd rip them 
out.  To keep the peace, I said I'd move them as soon as they 
bloomed.  She said NOW!  So I moved them, thereby forfeiting bloom 
that year.  And turned the other cheek.  Until the day I came out and 
found her with my irises from the other side of her bed crushed in 
her fist.  I went ballistic, then went into a deep depression for 
weeks.  I just couldn't believe someone would be that cruel, knowing 
what they meant to me not only for their beauty but because I was 
launching a hybridizing program, and they were some of my most 
fertile foundation plants.

The only way someone could have hurt me more was to see my little 
dog's neck crushed in her fist like that.  Emotional about irises?  
You bet!

Patricia Brooks, now in heaven with the sun finally shining and the 
irises finally blooming.  

--- In iris-talk@y..., WrightcasL@A... wrote:
> In a message dated 5/9/02 8:50:08 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
> doris1434@j... writes:
> > I'm so sorry that happened to your iris. . .and I know about
> > 
> I am stilled blessed - all the ones and I should say all the 
expensive ones - 
> are in the backyard - I only had maybe 15 I bought from breeders or 
> on the side of the house - I guess I was pretty smart when I 
planted them - I 
> still have over 300 in the backyard - I just wanted that area as 
beautiful as 
> my backyard - maybe next year - I still will get my iris fix in the 
> - it's just - and I don't want people to think I am a little 
fruity - ha ha - 
> but I feel so emotional over them, like they are my kids, I mean I 
felt it 
> was almost like murder - I don't know if anyone else is kinda 
emotional over 
> their iris', but I tickle them under their little chins and tell 
them how 
> beautiful they are - they just are so very beautiful and bring so 
> happiness to me. I think everyone can understand how I feel. Sylvia
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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