Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dig It-Slovak Prince

Usually we post our "Dig It" on a Monday and also try to feature a plant that is currently or soon to be in bloom. Today's feature is neither.

Slovak Prince (Mego 2003) is a tall bearded iris Slovakian import and so were my grandparents on my dad's side of the family. This 33" stately iris has a one of a kind appearance with its white standards finely edged with a gold rim, along with rich grape-purple falls containing white veining. Add to this an appealing light scent and you know why it has become one of my favorites.

Today would have been my dad's 97th birthday which is why I'm posting on Tuesday. Like this iris, my dad was a prince of a man, taking over parenting duties for three children at a time when it was almost unheard of for a father to do so. He had a ready smile, crazy sense of humor, and warm heart felt by all who knew him. I feel his presence daily. He was and always will be my Slovak Prince.

Happy Gardening!


Autumn Belle said...

This is a most beautiful dedication to someone so precious. I am touched.

Pittsgrove Farms said...

Thank you, Autumn. He was a very special man.

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

I feel honored to have known him...happy birthday, Mr. Pete.