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Perfectly Planning Pretty Plantings

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.

Happy planning!

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…

via “Talking Irises” TALL BEARDED IRISES: COMPANION PLANTS for PINK, RED, and PURPLE IRISES — World of Irises


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Recommended Read on Organizing Tall Bearded Iris Photos

Tall Bearded Iris|Schreiner's Iris GardensWith Iris bloom season at hand, enthusiasts un-sling their cameras to capture the quickly passing blossoms. What to do with all the images? How to categorize them, label them, view them easily in the dead of winter for a quick pick-me-up? Susanne Holland Spicker has written a very fine piece on World of Irises describing her method of accomplishing this task.  Click here to read this very helpful article.

 

Happy Spring!

~The Schreiner Family


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Iris Delivered, Iris in Bloom, Iris Go Well with a Jazzy Tune

Memorial Day Jazz|Schreiner's Iris GardensBloom Season has at last arrived! Our 10-acre display garden has really taken off with the sunshine and warm weather our area has experienced this week. If you live locally (anywhere in the Pacific Northwest really), be sure to plan a visit to our Display Gardens during the month of May.

Kicking off Iris bloom season excitement is our Fresh Cut Iris Bouquets delivery. We package one dozen cut stems of tight buds and ship them via overnight delivery. We offer this for a few short weeks only. If you order through May 7th, we can guarantee delivery by May 9th, just in time for Mother’s Day!

Friday, May 9th we officially open our gift shop, plant sale and flower show. We’ll toast the occasion with a tasting from Elixir Liqueur, from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, May 10th and 11th, we’ll keep the toast going with wine tasting from Methven Family Vineyards from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 11th, Mother’s Day, we offer a free cut Iris stem to all mothers 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Last minute gift shopping happily accommodated in our Gift Shop, offering unique and lovely Iris-themed gifts and home decor and more.

Artist Fair|Schreiner's Iris GardensMay 17th & 18th, wine tasting with Tartan Cellars

May 24th, 24th, and 26th, 2nd Annual Artist Fair 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

May 26th, Memorial Day, Chicken BBQ (11:30 to 4:30) and Live Jazz (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.)SteveSingsMemDay2012-web

May 31 & June 1, wine tasting with Tartan Cellars

Visit our bloom season events pages for all the details, or call our office if you have questions.Memorial Day Celebration|Schreiner's Gardens