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June 5, 2007

The Iris Farm

Filed under: backgrounds,farms,gardening,Leelanau,photo,traverse city — Andrew McFarlane @ 9:31 am

Leelanau Iris Farm

Took this photo on Saturday at the centennial Iris Farm along M-72 about 5 miles west of Traverse City (5385 E. Traverse Highway). It's really a beautiful place.

See it on the Leelanau.com map (the blue flag on M-72)

14 Comments »

  1. Wow... I wish I lived closer, then I could swing by places like this while things are still in bloom !

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    Comment by jonking — June 6, 2007 @ 8:29 am

  2. I'm pretty sure I was driving by when this picture was being taken. I was thinking that I KNEW I was supposed to have my camera with me....and then we saw a gentleman with a camera on a tripod and was hoping I'd get to see the results. Thank you for sharing it here!

    Cheers,
    Cher

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    Comment by Cher — June 8, 2007 @ 9:34 am

  3. My wife has long enjoyed the Iris Farm, far more for its exquisite blooms than its Centennial farm look. I've photographed there four or five times, but never had the success of your photographer. KUDOS!

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    Comment by Mike Imirie — January 10, 2008 @ 7:27 pm

  4. Thanks Mike for the kind words, and a very belated thanks to you, Jon and Cher!

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    Comment by farlane — January 10, 2008 @ 10:57 pm

  5. HI, im trying to find the website to the iris farm in traverse city. if you could let me know where to find that i would appriciate it.
    thanks, colleen

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    Comment by colleen smith — May 4, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

  6. It's on our Leelanau.com map - the blue flag on M-72 toward the bottom!

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    Comment by farlane — May 4, 2009 @ 5:05 pm

  7. Two different years we have visited the iris farm in late july and the daylily acres in bloom are beautiful and very well labelled by variety. It is a joy to walk among the bountiful rows of daylilies in full bloom and write down for purchase the ones you want. I have paid on site with the order. In the early fall the order arrives freshly dug, well packaged, and healthy generous divisions for a very reasonable price. Definitely a worthwhile excursion for a garden enthusiast visiting Traverse City. Thanks!

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    Comment by Kay — February 6, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

  8. I visited here this summer and it was beautiful but I have a question. In the gardens by the house are several flowers that have a large pod on them as they bloom. What are these flowers?

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    Comment by susan — July 25, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

  9. If the flowers are orange, it's probably a California Poppy.

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    Comment by Andrew McFarlane — August 7, 2011 @ 10:06 am

  10. When is the peak season for the iris farm.

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    Comment by Barb Fitzgerald — May 14, 2012 @ 10:19 am

  11. Hi Barb, It's usually early June. I drove by yesterday and it looks like they will have irises Memorial Day weekend.

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    Comment by Andrew McFarlane — May 14, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

  12. We live just south of Suttons Bay and been stopping there picking out in the sprin and picking up in the fall and now are yard is full of these. You can't beat the price, trust me I have looked.

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    Comment by Richard Mason — May 25, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

  13. Was thinking of driving to the Iris farm this weekend and wondered will there still be iris in bloom - or have I missed them?

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    Comment by Shelley Smith — June 12, 2012 @ 9:24 am

  14. When I drove by on Sunday there were still plenty!

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    Comment by Andrew McFarlane — June 12, 2012 @ 9:31 am

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