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…
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.
All wreaths prepared by Crowley House Flower Farm of Rickreall, Oregon.
Photos courtesy of Mitch and May Photography
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…
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
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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…
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…