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bearded irises from our garden, May 2011

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May 30 2011 02:02 GMT porph
dirtgirls? relative to street-girls?

Never understanding how some names were made. And i would have no names like this being in my house to avoid bad-luck. Not my fault, right mame?
May 30 2011 02:11 GMT fhelsing PRO
When I first joined Fotothing, I became friends with (curves). He was an artist and gardener, and we would exchange presents. He sent me a box of bearded iris tubers from his garden, including this beautiful variety.

His nickname for bearded irises was "dirtgirls" and he would also log onto Fotothing using that name:

(curves) died a couple of years ago, and there are a lot of other people here on Fotothing who miss him. You might see other tributes to him with the "dirtgirls" tag.
May 30 2011 02:23 GMT porph
I know Curves via fotothing too, thank you for the info.

I still can't understand why such a name given to such a beauty. And if i had the same honor of being sent one by curves i would asked him myself. But i do think both of us know why the name from that artist whom i admire too. Or am I wrong this time, mame?
May 30 2011 02:32 GMT fhelsing PRO
Well, I didn't ask him about the nickname. I just enjoyed his gifts and was thrilled to receive them ......
May 30 2011 02:56 GMT porph
Yes, how i miss that thriller.
May 30 2011 05:13 GMT MargNZ
A very special Iris to treasure Fleur :)
May 30 2011 05:14 GMT Kaska
gorgeous dirt girls.
the memories are still fresh, I look at my present from Curves and think of him often.
May 30 2011 09:58 GMT senna3
Wonderful still life!
May 30 2011 16:23 GMT Xaragma
Beautiful arrengement & capture, & interesting background to dirtgirls...
Jun 14 2011 07:53 GMT linnywv PRO
They look so lovely! I wish their blooming season was longer don't you?
Jun 15 2011 02:28 GMT fhelsing PRO
I do, too!