Wild Iris Rows: A Real Treat!

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Wild Iris Rows

By Sharon
June 29, 2015

I stood on a little knoll and looked around me. It was like nothing I'd ever seen, acres and acres of color spread out like a treasured old patchwork quilt made of random shapes and sizes. It was pieced together with strips of green and shades of brown that gently covered the rolling hills. It was an iris farm and every plant seemed to be blooming in glorious color!

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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Jun 29, 2015 6:09 AM CST
Thanks Sharon for this visual treat! And thanks to Mary Ann for her close shots too! This is another page I have added to my collection of starred items.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jun 29, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Leon, I didn't even have enough words to describe that farm. Every time I walked up the next little hill, there was a brand new sight filling my eyes. If I had been younger, the child in me would have been running with wild abandon. I think it was the creative way it's planted that made it so stunning.

I've been to a lot of specialized farms, but none that could compare to WIR. Greg Hester, the owner, must surely be an artist at heart.
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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TBGDN
Jun 29, 2015 11:15 AM CST
I agree about the lack of words to describe this farm. I had seen their ad for years in the AIS Bulletin, but never realized it was in Tennessee! And your article brought it all to life for me. Although it is somewhat difficult to see, the farm layout seemed to have what I use a LOT of: Stepping stones or 'paver bricks'. But of course the reality of being there in person must have been an awe inspiring day for you as well as Mary Ann. Maybe I can plan a trip south next year. Smiling This is a great & timely article! Thumbs up
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Jun 29, 2015 11:19 AM CST
Wouldn't it be fun for those of us who could . . . to plan a trip all at the same time next spring. Greg would have a big bunch of avid ATP'ers all over his farm and we would be in Iris heaven!
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Hummingbirder Dog Lover Lilies
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TBGDN
Jun 29, 2015 11:29 AM CST
Sharon said:Wouldn't it be fun for those of us who could . . . to plan a trip all at the same time next spring. Greg would have a big bunch of avid ATP'ers all over his farm and we would be in Iris heaven!
Yes, that would be fun! And then we could enjoy an ATP get-together at the same time.

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