• Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Moultrie News inadvertently attributed a feature story and photos to the incorrect person in last week’s Moultrie News.

The story and photos, entitled “Swan Lake-Iris Gardens overcame accidental start” were by Judy Farley.

She is a member of the Garden Club of Snee Farm. The group embarked on a day trip to the fabled Swan Lake-Iris Gardens just under two hours north of the Lowcountry in Sumter.

Read the corrected version on our website at www.MoultrieNews.com. You’ll read about her experience at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens which emerged as a completely unplanned stroke of good fortune.

The project was begun in 1927 as a fishing retreat for successful local businessman Hamilton Carr Bland. His plan was to develop the 30 acres of swamp on the property while landscaping the grounds of his large home with Japanese iris (Iris ensata), a tall, regal flower whose dominant colors ranged from a light violet to a deep imperial purple.

The Moultrie News apologizes for the error.

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