Happy Valentine’s Day to all who share our love of Iris. Save 20% on select pink and white Iris February 13th and 14th only.
Ms. Holland Spicker has once again assembled a perfect planning guide for companions in your Iris bed, this time for the pinks, reds and purples. Her use of collages of color and plants makes planning your decorative garden, and your next order of plants, super simple.
You might also take a peek at our Bearded Iris planting guide pages found on our website.
The Schreiner Family
By Susanne Holland Spicker’RED SKIES’ (Ghio ’07)”The garden: Where inspiration and creativity begins and it never ends”This time of year I like to pause and evaluate the previous gardening year. By now in zone 6 the irises have been divided or transplanted into new areas. Perennials were planted in the fall. Poor performers have been moved…
By Bryce Williamson It is exciting to go to an iris show or an iris garden, view all the lovely flowers, and then decide to add modern varieties to the garden. Like most things there is a “however” attached. And for the new-to-iris gardener the “however” is what to acquire.…
Let the season inspire your happiness and fuel your good health for the holidays and beyond!
Warm wishes from our family to you and yours,
~ The Schreiner Family
P.S. Read up on winter Iris care. Here are few simple tips>>>
By Susanne Holland Spicker “…May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white.”‘SKATING PARTY’ (Gaulter 1983) Always a perfect bloom, with great form and branching, ‘Skating Party’ is a long bloomer, and is vigorous and reliable. It takes a great photo.I first fell in love with tall bearded white irises many…
The Iris are planted. The sheds are quiet. The equipment has been cleaned and stored away for a long winter’s rest. And now, we turn toward the holidays. You see, we like to stay busy. And we love, love, love the holidays. And we love fresh. A perfect opportunity presented itself for us to combine these three elements: Oregon Evergreen Holiday Wreaths. All components of these wreaths are fresh from the forests above Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Up in the Silverton hills, not far from our farm actually, an evergreen nursery constructs the wreaths from their own harvest. (The sweet evergreen scent is intoxicating!) We ship them to you fresh in time for the holidays. Each wreath comes with three darling, fresh pine cones.
Happy holiday preparations to all!
Each October we select one of our seedlings, never before introduced, to be named by you, our fellow Iris enthusiasts. This year’s candidate is a purple and white seedling, very logically (although unimaginatively) named B857-C. This purple-bearded delight stands 33 inches tall and blooms mid-to-late season. CONTEST NOW CLOSED. Thank you for your interest. Look for next year’s contest in October 2017.
Contest open to US residents only. Entry deadline is 9:00 p.m. Pacific, Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The winner will receive one plant of the named Iris (shipped summer 2017) and a $25 gift certificate to Schreiner’s Iris Gardens (mailed with a copy of the 2017 catalog in the spring of 2017).
The contest winner will be notified via email in early November.
Sharing our passion for Iris,
The Schreiner Family
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