Another Trip Down Memory Lane... Life in Christian County, Kentucky... More About Trees and Plants...
The iris are blooming gloriously right now. I have several colors of them, thanks to various people who gave me a start one time or another. These came from Aunt Becky in Illinois.
Iris always remind me of Memorial Day because that's when they bloom in Nebraska. When I was a child, Grandma Barb's iris were always in bloom at Memorial Day. I remember going to the garden with her to cut many stems of iris to take to the cemetery to decorate graves.
Dennis remembers peonies like I remember iris. His mom had a long row of peonie bushes along the driveway, and they bloomed at Memorial Day. He remembers loading the car trunk with peonie blooms and going to the cemetery with his mom to decorate.
Back then, Memorial Day always fell on May 31 and people often called it "Decoration Day."
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