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Aug 1, 2012 11:40 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Hi Brett -- welcome to our little corner of the world!!

I like ornamental grasses too, and have several in my landscaping. They're a joy because they don't require pampering. Neither do Irises, most of the time -- which is a blessing because those of us who are addicted to them have way too many to take care of if they were!! Big Grin

I'm just like you -- loved Irises even as a kid. I remember when I was 11 or 12 years old, and we had just moved to a new subdivision (we were the first ones in the new homes), we were surrounded my grass fields and soybean/corn fields. On one of my day trips out to the wilderness, I happened upon several clumps of Irises growing in the grass in an empty field. I'll never forget them -- they were gold standards and maroon falls and I'd never seen that before. I fell in love with Irises on the spot -- and that night I made my Dad drive me out to that spot with a shovel and dig some up to put in our yard, where they remained all the years that we lived in that house. How I wish I had a clump of them today -- for nostalgia's sake. I'm sure that, compared to today's large, gorgeous ruffled varieties, they would be pretty plain indeed. But they dazzled me then, and I never got over it. Today I am a bonafide addict -- and need a support group to keep me in check.

Ain't gettin' much help here!!!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.

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