In Greek mythology, Iris is the goddess of the rainbow linking the gods to humanity. The garden iris is found in a number of colors, thus receiving its name from mythology. Of all the varieties available, the most common are the white, blue and purple. This lovely combination of iris can create an eloquent winter display to brighten your home. If spring is on your mind, the iris can also be found in yellow, pink, orange, red and even black!
Traditionally, iris represent faith, hope and wisdom. In some areas the dark blue iris symbolized royalty and the yellow is for passion.
Iris are one of my favorite flowers since they are so versatile. Blue, purple and white are reminiscent of the cold winter sky; whereas the brighter colors are a quiet promise of what is yet to come. Help bring some cheer into a friends home by having a beautiful arrangement of silk iris custom made for them!
Below is how I created a simple centerpiece of iris to bring some cheer into my kitchen!