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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 20, 2020 1:04 PM CST
A few days ago I had the happy experience of visiting the garden of Utah Iris Society President Nancy Cook. There is an extensive display of modern iris which are obviously well grown. It was a real pleasure I hope you enjoy....
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Merry Amigo


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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 20, 2020 1:33 PM CST
Oh my! This is gorgeous. And no weeds! How does she manage that? This weed-bedeviled gardener needs to know.
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thank You! Lovey dubby
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
May 20, 2020 1:37 PM CST
What a wonderful garden! Thank you for the photos, Paul. I'm in awe.
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UndertheSun
May 20, 2020 2:39 PM CST
What well grown beautiful irises! Not a sign of leaf spot, so she definitely gets a green thumb. Thumbs up

Thank you for sharing the garden tour.
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 20, 2020 5:47 PM CST
Thank You! for the photos Paul Thumbs up . It is a beautiful example of how irises can be planted in an urban garden and how great curves look compared to straight lines.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 20, 2020 5:51 PM CST
Amazing garden! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.
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Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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DaisyDo
May 20, 2020 5:57 PM CST
What a beautiful garden!
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
May 20, 2020 6:22 PM CST
Great photos Paul.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
May 20, 2020 6:43 PM CST
I enjoyed seeing Nancy Cook's garden - a treat for the eyes!
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Name: Nancy
West Valley, Utah (Zone 5b)
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Bloomers
May 20, 2020 6:51 PM CST
That was a very fun day!!
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 20, 2020 7:39 PM CST
In case you didn't guess Nancy is Bloomers on NGA......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 20, 2020 7:42 PM CST
Bloomers said:That was a very fun day!!


Nancy, what a lovely garden you have. Lovey dubby
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 20, 2020 7:43 PM CST
Beautiful garden!
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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 20, 2020 7:49 PM CST
Lovey dubby nancy Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 20, 2020 7:53 PM CST
Paul ~ Thank you for taking the time to share your pictures of Nancy Cook's beautiful garden. What a lovely garden. It is definitely a work of love.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
May 20, 2020 9:28 PM CST
This evening I visited the equally fabulous garden of Mary Durtschi. It was a riot of Daffodils and tulips earlier in the spring. Now other flowers including many well grown iris keep the garden bright and cheery. Choosing best between Nancy Cook's and Mary Durtschi's garden would be an impossible. Both are amazingly beautiful. Words of admiration fail for these two ladies and their gardens.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Houseplants Tender Perennials
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Paul2032
May 20, 2020 9:37 PM CST
I should have mentioned that Mary is also a member of NGA.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 20, 2020 9:44 PM CST
You are so lucky to be able to visit other gardens.
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
May 20, 2020 10:54 PM CST
Nancy's garden is stunning. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Nancy
West Valley, Utah (Zone 5b)
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Bloomers
May 21, 2020 7:28 AM CST
Thanks everyone...it's so much fun to share. I know I don't stay on the forum for long..post and run..lol

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