Growing a plant on a bedroom window sill is a great way to observe its development. I purchased a small pot of dwarf Iris bulbs for a modest pocket money sum before Christmas. I recorded the bulbs’ development with photos on an almost daily basis. My potted Iris goes by the name of George.
Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods in Greek mythology. The Iris has also taken on a number of meanings including faith, hope, wisdom, courage and admiration. Iris ‘George’ is therefore a great way to send out colourful greetings and good wishes for New Year’s Eve.
Once the bud unsheathed, flowering seemed to follow very quickly.
Wishing you a colourful, plant-filled Happy New Year in 2020!
© Karen Andrews
References and Further Reading
- Linnegar, Sidney & Hewitt, Jennifer (2003): Irises. RHS Wisley Handbooks. Cassell Illustrated. Octopus Books. London.
- ProFlowers (2019): History and Meaning of Irises. ProFlowers Blog.
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