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The Iris Flower

Indulge me if you will. Listen to a minute of Marty Robbins singing 'Streets Of Laredo'.

Now, listen to a minute of James Galway playing 'Endearing Young Charms'

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Did you find many similarities? I'm sure you did. As with most all songs, for each one, there is another that sounds similar. Only rarely will you hear a song so unique, there is no other that sounds even remotely similar.

The same holds true for flowers. When you think of it, appearance wise, just how far is a dahlia from a chrysanthemum? Yet, there are a few flowers for which there is no comparison. The iris is such a flower.

With it's three upright petals called 'standards' and it's three downward petals called 'falls', it has an appearance unlike any other flower. Couple this unique arrangement of petals with the fact that the iris is available in most any color and combination of colors found in the rainbow, and you have my reasons for believing the iris to be the most beautiful flower in the world.

Many thanks to my sister who gave me the pictured iris plant.

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April 28, 20160 found this helpful

Sorry the links didn't go live, Y'all. Rather than copy and paste, if you know both tunes, just hum each one. Bet a pretty penny, you get confused!

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April 29, 20160 found this helpful

I fixed the links above. Sorry about that. :)

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April 28, 20161 found this helpful

I'm sorry, People

This thing is far too beautiful for me to keep all to myself.

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May 10, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you for sharing the beautiful iris photo as well as the music. I loved them. I'm in the beginnings of making flower planters at my new forever home, now I know I must include irises.

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I grew up with them and will always love them.

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May 12, 20160 found this helpful

Beautiful! Every garden is not complete without them!

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May 13, 20160 found this helpful

Some cruel things have been, and, are being done by means of gene manipulation, particularly to members of the animal kingdom.

If I had the knowledge and means to manipulate genes, I would choose to apply that knowledge to more humane purposes. One such purpose would be to change the bloom time of Iris from once a year to continuous bloom during Spring and Summer.

Would we Iris lovers become bored? Not a chance!

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May 16, 20160 found this helpful

Never realized how gorgeous an Iris is. I've actually met a few peopled named Iris, but never really knew what the flower looked like.

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I love it. Makes me want to sew a big flowy dress based on its shape!

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May 16, 20160 found this helpful

I am quite confident that you could. No doubt it would be elegant.

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