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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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ARUBA1334
Jan 30, 2015 2:47 AM CST
Finally got some down time Smiling and wanted to share some of the pictures from the different gardens I visited this spring in Oregon and California. Thought I would start out with some landscape pictures for those that have never visited so you can get a idea of what it looked like standing in the fields and walking the gardens and then some of my favorite's from each place and seedlings Big Grin

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Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 30, 2015 3:43 AM CST
Wow Brad, these are amazing! Drooling Thank you for sharing these! Hurray!

Those giant teddy bears have the right idea. Green Grin!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jan 30, 2015 4:00 AM CST
Brad, your photos are the next best thing to being there. Thank you for posting them. smiles
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 30, 2015 7:01 AM CST
It's 10 degrees here this morning, It was so nice to see these pictures. It gives me hopes of spring and smiles to go with my coffee. Thanks for sharing them!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 30, 2015 7:39 AM CST
How did you manage these without people in them? I only saw 3 photos with folks in them and not many there.
Donald
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jan 30, 2015 8:33 AM CST
Gorgeous pictures Brad -- thanks for sharing them.

Question -- are people allowed to walk down the *aisles* of Irises in the growing fields?
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 30, 2015 8:37 AM CST
Are these all at Schreiner's? Would love to know which places are in each picture. I used to live in Washington so these pics make me want to go back....
Impressive shots as always, BTW.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jan 30, 2015 9:00 AM CST
Hurray!
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jan 30, 2015 9:55 AM CST
WOW!!!

Those are much better than a field full of snow.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 30, 2015 10:16 AM CST
agree! agree!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Jan 30, 2015 12:15 PM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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ARUBA1334
Jan 30, 2015 12:38 PM CST
Thanks Guys Glad you like the pictures. I enjoyed everyone of the gardens we visited this year especially after the rough spring I had at home it helped get my Iris fix for the season Big Grin

Donald.. I had not noticed that but your right Big Grin think it was because I was always the first one to arrive in the morning Smiling and usually the last to leave, tried to spend as much time as possible walking the gardens it is good feeling to get lost in a Iris field.

Tom.. 10 degrees Thumbs down Crying It was 57 in Iowa Weds was hoping we could keep those temps through out February after that March is a breeze.

MaryAnn.. I think so but most of the time very few people in the fields other than there seedling field which are getting worked a lot during bloom season. I enjoy walking the fields more than the display gardens because I have them all to myself the display gardens are always packed with photgraphers and people.

Leslie... the Pictures 7 & 8 are from Napa Gardens..9 & 10 are Superstition.. 11 12 13 14.. are Mid America the rest are Schreiner's in there display gardens or Fields. It would be a good year to go back with the convention this spring you will see a lot of plants in 2 year clumps it should be impressive.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Jan 30, 2015 12:46 PM CST
If you look in the back of photo 10, you will see Rick Tasco in his element!
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Jan 30, 2015 12:57 PM CST
Yes...and he looks like he's snuggling one of the kitties! Big Grin
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 30, 2015 1:55 PM CST
I thought it was two people hugging!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jan 30, 2015 2:00 PM CST
I thought it was, too, until I saw the tail. Lol

Beautiful places! Shriener's is the only one I've been to. I have a DIL who lives just a few miles from there and I visit her (and them!) regularly.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 30, 2015 2:07 PM CST
OK, when I put my glasses on I see the tail Hilarious!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 30, 2015 2:41 PM CST
I thought it was two people too. *Blush*

Thanks for the identifications Brad. Wow, I love Napa's setting, nestled between the hills. I had thought of going during the convention time, but decided it may be crazy busy. Think I will go next year. Want to go at a time when I can catch some of the Japanese iris blooming at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farms too. I REALLY like Harris' Japanese creations.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 30, 2015 2:46 PM CST
Bee-yew-tee-muss...{{{sigh}}}... Smiling
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jan 30, 2015 5:35 PM CST
It's funny... I guessed all the gardens correctly before you wrote them down... I guess I've looked at a *few* pictures over the years... The lupines are a giveaway for Schreiner's, as are the enormous fields. I've seen enough of Rick Tasco's on line to recognize his planting method, as well as the background fence. Napa, I hadn't seen many pictures of their fields, but knowing where they are, the topography looked right. Mid-America, I'd heard that they had a lot of interesting trees and shrubs in addition to their Iris. All just gorgeous in their own right.

Now we need to see Keppel's and Ghios and...??

Thanks so much for posting these.
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