The Iris Farm, Traverse City

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  • We really enjoyed our stop at this iris farm. We walked around the iris fields and placed an order for a fall delivery of our iris rhizomes. The owners are very friendly and helpful.  more »
  • This is a lovely stop to take pictures of flowers by cut flowers and buy flowers for your garden. The folks here are very friendly and the walk around the grounds is free and open to the public.  more »
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  • What a balm for the soul! Acres of several hundred varieties of German bearded irises, in full bloom, in every possible color, from delicate dwarfs with two inch petals to multiple eight-inch giant blooms that crowd their stems. There are several broad, well-packed paths through the fields which would be suitable for wheelchairs, and comfortable space to walk between the rows of plantings if you'd like to inspect the flowers and plants more closely. The blooming season for irises is brief - only during the month of June. About 20% of the varieties at the farm had already bloomed out by our mid-June visit, and another 20% or so were just getting ready to open. A few varieties seemingly hadn't thrived well over the winter, and may not have been available for sale. Even so, the floral display was opulently gorgeous, with long bands of color stretching nearly to the horizon. It had rained heavily before our visit, and some flowers were sodden, bent to the ground. Nonetheless, the sun came out and every blossom seemed jeweled; the honeybees began visiting and the place was practically vibrating with fluttering petals when we left. At the time of year we visited, the fields were also punctuated with clumps of brilliant flame-colored poppies - it's a photographer's paradise. You can cut your own bouquets, or buy rhizomes ($6) for most of the planted varieties. Mixed iris seeds, and iris-specific fertilizer are also available in the sales building. There's a reasonable amount of parking, but we arrived early and the farm was starting to get crowded by the time we left - entry and exit is via a one-lane driveway.
  • Best place I have ever been in my life. Most beautiful place. I literally cried the hell out of my eyes. Very nice farmer. He explained everything for me about flowers and farming flowers. He turned the farm into a real life paradise. I can swear to God that I have been to paradise. I just can't explain what exactly I feel after I visited here. It's under rated totally under rated

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