For the Love of Iris

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By Kevin VaughnI grew up in Massachusetts in the AIS of the 60’s and when we went on tours the iris were not grown like a corn field but rather as a part of a garden picture. ‘Cup Race’ was one of the famous irises to come out of the Stedman Buttrick garden.Image courtesy of…

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Forest-Fresh Evergreen Wreaths

Fresh from the forest of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, we give to you our annual selection of Holiday Wreaths. Two styles in two sizes to suit your holiday decor. Give to a friend, give to yourself.

Bring the fresh scent of evergreens home for the holidays. Order your wreath online today.

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All wreaths prepared by Crowley House Flower Farm of Rickreall, Oregon.

Photos courtesy of Mitch and May Photography


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By Mike Unser

A small sampling of Siberian iris photos I’ve taken in years past showcasing the beauty they bring to the garden. Siberian irises make exceptional garden plants and are easy to grow and care for. They are especially beautiful when grown in large masses. For many decades the color range was limited, but recent…

via Photo Essay: The Beauty of Siberian Irises — World of Irises


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Annual Iris Naming Contest 2018

Schreiner's Iris Gardens | Tall Bearded Iris

Schreiner Seedling MM1288-A

Iris Naming Contest Now Closed

 

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 lovely dark cherry, very logically (although unimaginatively) named MM1288-A. This newcomer stands 36 inches tall and blooms early in the season.

Contest open to US residents only. Entry deadline is 9:00 p.m. Pacific, Sunday, October 28, 2018.  The winner will be notified via email in November 2018. Winner will receive one plant of the named Iris (shipped summer 2019) and a $25 gift certificate to Schreiner’s Iris Gardens (mailed with a copy of the 2019 catalog in the spring of 2019).

The contest winner will be notified via email.

Sharing our passion for Iris,
The Schreiner Family

Images in this blog are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without permission of the copyright holders Schreiner’s Iris Gardens.

 


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Thank you, one and all….

Schreiner's Gardens|Sunrise over Newly Planted Fields

October sunrise over newly planted Iris fields

Thank you for a wonderful season.
To all of our customers — past, present and future — we thank you. You represent our heritage and our legacy. In this season of planning and planting, we embrace the coming winter, and look to the bounty of the spring. But there’s no rushing nature.
Not even in this impatient era of “instant gratification” and “what’s in it for me” can the forces of nature be hurried. Yet, with lightning speed, we all share our joys and woes; our pleasure or displeasure with a personal experience or product purchased. We share images of our latest acquisition, mountain climbed, or newest blossom to open in the garden (the latter being our favorite always). Comments, praise, and complaints fly through the social cyber waves to our virtual doorstep. We, here at Schreiner’s Gardens, receive these messages with open arms, receptive minds and humble hearts. Social posts, emails, and letters all serve to bind us better to you, our customers. For this connection, we are grateful.
For four generations of Iris (and Daylily) farming we’ve been growing our connections — building our followers, you could say. With all of you, we share our successes, because we care about what’s in it for you.
Thank you for another great season.
Best wishes for a peaceful Autumn,
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by Tom Waters

Here in New Mexico, the autumn equinox has brought a chill to the air and a change in the light that says summer has gone. I thought I would write about a few aspects of iris gardening in the autumn.Is it too late to plant bearded irises?Allow at six weeks for newly planted…

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The American Iris Society AnnouncesThe 2018 Wister Medal WinnersNotta LemonBottle RocketStrawberry ShakeThis medal is restricted to tall bearded (TB) irises. It is named in honor of John C. Wister. Three medals are awarded each year.John C. Wister led the organizing meeting that created the American Iris Society and became its first president, a position he held for…

via Wister Medal Winner 18 — World of Irises