It’s April! That means it’s time for the ‘BLOGGING A to Z CHALLENGE’. Everyday this month (except Sunday) bloggers will be blogging to a theme, using different letter of the alphabet – running, of course, from A to Z.
I’m blogging about MEMORY GARDENS: botanical tributes to celebrate our loved ones. Most of my writing is about keeping memories alive, so a spring garden is a perfect match to celebrate loved ones memories. Come join us all month for 26 different posts about Memory Gardens … and then, maybe plant your own tribute to remember your own special person.
A to Z: ‘I’ is for IRIS
Iris is one of my favorites, and they’re just starting to bloom. Usually my white irises are the first bloomers. This year the yellow ones burst open this week. For my memory garden, I use them to signify ‘Faith’ and ‘Hope’.
IRIS (Generally) – Faith, Promise in Love, Hope, Your Friendship Means So Much to Me
Common Name: IRIS
Botanical Name: Iris
Height: 8” – 3’, varies with species
USDA Hardiness Zone: Zones 4-9
Sun requirements: From full sun to partial shade, varies
Water Needs: From little to much, varies with species.