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Image In the beginning....The Blue Flag
By Sharon Brown on May 13, 2010

It's been a long time since I lived in the mountains of southeast Kentucky, and a very long time since I transplanted wild Blue Flags from the side of one of those mountains into my great Aunt Bett's back yard. To me they were beautiful, to her, they were medicinal. Some things are not meant to be forgotten.

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May 12, 2010 7:03 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Thank you so much, my friend!

An article for my Cubit from Sharon Brown is a wondrous thing, but an Aunt Bett article! I'm so pleased.

I love that picture of you as a little girl Sharon. You haven't changed a bit.
May 12, 2010 7:14 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Thank you, Polly, my pleasure.

Haven't changed much? Ha. No, I probably haven't changed. Blue irises are still my favorites.

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May 12, 2010 7:16 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

In looks, my dear, LOL.
May 12, 2010 7:20 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Oh but Polly...I gained a few inches.
Not many, but a few!

I have to bend over to greet my blue flags. It's the TBs that I can greet eye to eye, nose to nose.....
May 12, 2010 9:37 PM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Awesome article! I could almost imagine being there.

My husband has relatives that live in the South. We went to visit them about 37 years ago, and I will never forget the beauty of the mountains, it is something I will never forget, and the wonderful people that live there. Thank you so much for writing this. It brought back many memories.

May 12, 2010 10:06 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Hi Marilyn,
Glad you enjoyed it, and also glad you have good mountain memories, too.

Thank you!
May 15, 2010 2:55 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Our wild iris here is the Pacific Coast Iris, Pacifica. It is one of the most beautiful of the many flowers that greet us in the spring. I hope you find your mountain to still be blessed with many of them!
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May 15, 2010 8:46 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Thanks Zany. Hope so too.
May 21, 2011 3:32 PM CST
Name: Donna Yates
Happy Jack, AZ - Zone 5a
Our wild Arizona iris are not as pretty as your Kentucky Blue Flags. They are very small strange little flowers.

Iris missouriensis:
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I too love the blue TBI; and my favorite is Memphis Blues.
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Wonderful article as usual Sharon! Lovey dubby
May 21, 2011 3:35 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Oh, but I love your little Arizona iris, too, Donna!

But then I love all blue blooms.

Thank you so much.
May 24, 2011 5:38 AM CST
Name: Donna Yates
Happy Jack, AZ - Zone 5a
Iris missouriensis should do well in Kentucky. We find them in dry stream beds in the Spring. So they get a lot of water when the Monsoon hits in July. Their foliage is so fine and I really like that, more like daylily foliage.
May 24, 2011 9:39 AM CST
Name: Sharon
I'll have to check them out, pretty.

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