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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
May 14, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Lovely iris! We occasionally see those cows around here - I've always just called them pig-cows, never knew their actual name (thanks). What's really interesting is when the farmer also raises whatever kind of pigs have those markings as well.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 14, 2014 6:51 PM CST

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LOL, I had only seen them in pictures so it was neat to see them in person! Very striking dotting the hillsides.
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Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
May 14, 2014 6:51 PM CST
Looks like great fun! And that black one? I'll have to quit calling those dark purples "black", that's a stunner! Thanks for sharing.

Now I'm wondering where I can find an iris farm locally...

I have daylily farms within reasonable driving distance, my favorite is rather informal and I get nice clumps instead of fans. I also have a local rose vendor that I try to visit once a year just to view the inventory and find another to kill, lol.

Recently though I found a huge hosta farm. Older gent in his 80's sells his ground grown specimens retail but doesn't do shipping. Beautiful place. Hopefully he'll allow a few pics to share here at ATP on my next visit.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 14, 2014 6:53 PM CST

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Look forward to seeing them Wes! I travel with my camera to every garden and nursery!
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gardengus
May 18, 2014 1:24 PM CST
WE also have those kind of cows around here we call them oreo cows Smiling

Wow , the iris were so ...well wow beautiful, thanks for sharing
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