DREW'S IRIS BY JIM SADLER
Being a parent has many rewards. When you hear remarks you made to your
child being repeated in front of you to others, that is one of those
moments you smile inside. It always comes as a surprise when you realize
that your child has listened and learned from you. I had such a moment
this week when I spoke with my son Drew. When he was in high school , he
would come with me to the Iris society meetings. He took some of the
course work to become an iris judge.
After high school he went on to college and as any parent knows,
spending time with your college student is very precious. Between work,
studies and his social life Linda and I saw very little of our son. Then
came marriage and a career in Washington DC. I thought he had put his
interest in Iris aside. To my surprise on a recent visit to his home in
Washington DC I found a well groomed yard that was full of flowers.
The crowning glory of Drews yard were his Iris. I know the Iris were
his idea and I had very little to do with the planting and choosing of
the Iris. But I had such pride that a little bit of my DNA had been
transferred to him. My love for gardening and Iris had been passed
along. I am passing along some pictures of Drews Iris so that members
can enjoy them.