Loretta and I went to the Leelanau Iris Farm near Traverse City today. I've been wanting to go there, but never seem to get around to it. There were acres, ACRES, of iris all blooming. The idea is that you can look at the labeled plants and then order ones you like, which will be shipped at the right time of year.
I didn't order any, although I might be tempted in the future (need to reclaim my flower beds). But we sure had a great time.
If I were going to get some, I think I'd go for a selection of blues. I'd put the light blue one, 'Rapture in Blue,' next to a true blue one like 'Blue Jazz.'
I might add something really dark like 'Ghost Train.'
Of course, I really like yellow too. Might have to get some 'Goodnight Moon.'
I don't think I can pick! I'll probably just hope that the ones I do have are still alive. Stay tuned for more flower garden news.
In the meantime, if you want to see more of the iris varieties, I wrote about some at Visiting Michigan's Leelanau Iris Farm
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