Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday #5: Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, Part 1



The Iris Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, New Jersey is possibly the largest and most diverse iris garden in the world. Every May and June thousands of lovely irises bloom.








The building above is Walther House, including The Bloom Room, the gift shop where flowers and other related iris-related items are located. For more information on this lovely New Jersey garden, visit the Garden website

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76 comments:

  1. What a beautiful iris garden! Thanks for sharing and linkin up for WW!

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  2. @alicia -- it really is beautiful. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  3. I love irises. They are the first flower I ever planted in my garden.!

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  4. @bluecottonmemory -- they are beautiful!

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  5. What a beautiful Garden...I wish I could have those irises. My mother would be quite envious! Thank you for sharing, and Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  6. I just love all the different colors of the Iris. One lovely garden for sure.

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  7. gorgeous shots!

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  8. I love Irises. My neighbor at the shore has them growing in her front yard. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos from our Garden State

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  9. Wow, lovely paths of color. Must be something to walk through those gardens.

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  10. I think Ibhave said this before, but I went to school in Upper Montclair and I had no idea this was there.

    I love iris..

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  11. How wonderful! My dad was from Jersey.


    Have a great Wednesday!
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  12. Hello I am a new visitor and follower from Over 40 FF. The flowers are so pretty and the bank robbery omg that is scary the guy has not been caught.
    I hope when you have the chance you will stop by and say hello..
    doreenmcgettigan.blogspot.com/ they say everyone has a story..

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  13. @Dawn -- They do sell some bulbs in The Bloom Room during the season. They are lovely.

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  14. @BK -- I love that they have so many different colors and varieties.

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  15. pbenjay -- You are welcome. There is so much beauty in New Jersey!

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  16. @Beth F -- It is a nice experience to walk through them. Thousands of people visit the gardens each year.

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  17. @caite -- The gardens only bloom for such a short time. For years I'd forget to go or I was "too busy" while I was going to Montclair State. I finally went a few years ago and was determined to take photos this time!

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  18. @I Am Harriet -- Then you're part Jerseyan!

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  19. @Doreen McGettigan -- Thanks for visiting and following! I will definitely visit your site! I don't know if they ever caught that bank robber despite Bloomfield police racing around everywhere!

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  20. Very impressive garden, such a variety of irises.
    I am sure I passed by here on the Garden State Parkway countless times...

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  21. Some people love roses, but Irises are my absolute favorite!

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  22. @catsynth -- I love the diversity and variety, too.

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  23. @Tracy -- You would love this place!

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  24. I would love this place, the Gardens are gorgeous!

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  25. @eileeninmd -- They're even prettier in person!

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  26. Love pictures like these. Such beautiful pictures. Happy WW

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  27. @Jammie - thank you so much! Happy WW to you, too!

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  28. sooo beautiful! I have never seen a garden full of Irises before! Gorgeous! thanks for visiting and linking up!

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  29. @Uyen -- It is so different to have a garden full of so many irises. Montclair, New Jersey has many beautiful parks and gardens.

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  30. That is a beautiful garden. I would love to visit.

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  31. @Jamerican Spice -- Yes, it's a beautiful place. Thanks for visiting and following!

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  32. What a beautiful place. Those flowers are so pretty.
    I found you at over 40 bloggers.

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  33. @Karen -- it is a beautiful and serene place. I just visited your blog and followed you back!

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  34. Beautiful Gardens. Gerry, new follower. :)

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  35. @Gerry -- Thanks so much for visiting and following!

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  36. those flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for the follow, I'm now following you back. Have a great weekend!

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  37. @CinnyBBS -- Thanks for following me back!

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  38. I love irises. I have loads of them all over in my flower gardens. They are so easy to take care of and give a dramatic show when they bloom.

    Visiting from SITS

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  39. So beautiful! I love irises. They are one of my favorite flowers. My grandmother loved them and they remind me of her. Fragile and feminine.

    Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful experience you must have had.

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  40. @Everyday Mom Ideas -- You must have a gorgeous garden!

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  41. @misssrobin -- Yes, it was very beautiful.

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  42. How beautiful! I wish I'd known about it back when I used to live in West Orange, though maybe it isn't that old.

    I canvased Upper Montclair raising money for an environmental organization one summer back in college, it's such a beautiful town, and so completely different from Israel, where I've spent the ensuing twenty years. Thanks for a fun walk down memory lane.

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  43. What a beautiful spot! Found your blog through the follow 40 and over and am now following you! Have a great weekend!

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  44. Beautiful pictures! Checking you out through Friday Follow. I hail from the garden state as well!

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  45. Beautiful.

    Please do not cry, don't cry for me; I wrote the blog about my illness for hope not for tears. Many have asked me to continue posting updates in regards to my clinical trial which I have opted to do. I am now following you and hope that you can return to see the rest of this journey; one that is happy and without tears friend.

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  46. I found your blog via the 40 & Over blog hop! I enjoyed visiting your blog - the pictures are beautiful - and I look forward to following your posts! This is a fun hop and way to experience some great new blogs! I see what I will be doing this weekend! =) Have a wonderful day!
    ~Kelley
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  47. That is absolutely beautiful! I'd love to see that beauty in person. *sigh*

    Thanks for stopping by my blog AND for becoming a 'Follower'. I'm excited because I love to make new blog friends. :0) I really hope you will come by and visit again soon. I just became your newest Follower and I look forward to reading more of your blog soon.

    I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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  48. Stopping by from Friday Follow!

    Lovely photos....I'm down in Princeton and we see a lot of Irises, since it seems that so far the deer don't like them much!

    Happy Friday!

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  49. Visiting from the Over 40 Bloggers! What lovely photos! I love irises but have definitely never seen so many in one place.

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  50. What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Lovely photos of those Irises and what a beautiful garden. Irises somehow always seem so very regal to me and so worthy of a post all to themselves :-)

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  52. @Robin -- The Garden has a long history in Montclair, starting around 1927. Upper Montclair is beautiful!

    I've heard that Israel is gorgeous, too.

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  53. @Dee Crowe -- Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!

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  54. @Danielle -- Another great Jersey person! Welcome!

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  55. @Hollywood Geek Chic -- I'm so glad that you're feeling better! Perhaps this drug will prove so useful to many people. What you're doing is important, not only for yourself, but for others as well who may benefit as well.

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  56. @Kelle -- It is fun, isn't it? I only started to do this last week and am stunned by the response.

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  57. @Teresa@TooManyHeartbeats -- Thank you so much! I plan on visiting your blog again!

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  58. @Alyson -- Princeton is lovely. I stayed for a few days at Princeton University and visited the town. So beautiful and historic.

    We have lots of deer in Essex County, too. They are everywhere. My boyfriend's mother used to grow tomatoes in her yard and had to move the tomato plants inside a fence because the deer kept eating them.

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  59. @Deb Chitwood -- It is a large garden to be dedicated to one flower. I took so many photos that I will have to post more soon!

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  60. @Aging Mommy -- Yes, they are regal flowers. I'll post more photos soon!

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  61. The photos are breathtaking!

    Stopping by via Follow Friday 40 and Over and happy to be your newest follower.
    www.maureenmakesit.com

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  62. @Maureen Makes It -- Thanks so much for visiting and following!

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  64. Oh those are such beautiful flowers!!

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  65. Love the garden. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  66. @Nan -- thanks so much for visiting!

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  67. @Creative Flair -- Thank you so much for visiting!

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  68. Beautiful pictures, I'll have to check out that garden :)

    And thank you for reminding us of the beauty that the state of New Jersey has to offer!

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  69. @cornflakegirl74 -- Yes, New Jersey has places of great beauty!

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  70. Soooo beatiful! When I was scrolling down quickly, I thought it was YOUR garden. Wow, that would be even more impressive. :)

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  71. @Joy -- That would be great if I could have a garden like that! Maybe when I live in a house one day I will do just that. They are beautiful!

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