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Annual Dwarf Bearded Iris Naming Contest 2020

Annual Dwarf Bearded Iris Naming Contest Now Open

Each October we select one of our seedlings, never before introduced, to be named by you, our fellow Iris enthusiasts. This year’s seedling (pictured here) needs a proper name. We are seeking a name which is Oregon-themed.

Contest open to US residents only. Entry deadline is 9:00 p.m. Pacific, Saturday, October 17, 2019.  The winner will be notified via email in November 2020. Winner will receive one plant of the named Iris (to be shipped summer 2021) and a $25 gift certificate to Schreiner’s Iris Gardens (to be mailed to the winner along with a copy of the 2021 catalog in the spring of 2021).

Contest Rules: One name entry per person please. Suggested name must not already be registered with the American Iris Society. Any name submitted which is already registered with the American Iris Society will be discarded. You can search for registered Iris names on the AIS encyclopedia at www.irises.org. Contest open to US residents only. Prize will be shipped to a US address only. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens reserves the right to select the name from the entries received by the contest entry deadline of 9:00 p.m. (Pacific), October 17, 2020. If no suitable name is submitted, Schreiner’s Iris Gardens reserves the right to name the seedling.

Click here to access the contest entry form>>

Thank you and good luck!

 

Sharing our passion for Iris,
The Schreiner Family

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Annual Iris Naming Contest 2020

Annual Iris Naming Contest Now Open

Each October we select one of our seedlings, never before introduced, to be named by you, our fellow Iris enthusiasts. This year’s seedling (pictured here) shines a golden yellow in the garden. We are seeking a name which is Oregon-themed.

Contest open to US residents only. Entry deadline is 9:00 p.m. Pacific, Saturday, October 10, 2019.  The winner will be notified via email in November 2020. Winner will receive one plant of the named Iris (to be shipped summer 2021) and a $25 gift certificate to Schreiner’s Iris Gardens (to be mailed to the winner along with a copy of the 2021 catalog in the spring of 2021).

Contest Rules: One name entry per person please. Suggested name must not already be registered with the American Iris Society. Any name submitted which is already registered with the American Iris Society will be discarded. You can search for registered Iris names on the AIS encyclopedia at www.irises.org. Contest open to US residents only. Prize will be shipped to a US address only. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens reserves the right to select the name from the entries received by the contest entry deadline of 9:00 p.m. (Pacific), October 10, 2020. If no suitable name is submitted, Schreiner’s Iris Gardens reserves the right to name the seedling.

Click here to access the contest entry form>>

Thank you and good luck!

 

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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by Maggie Asplet

For this article I was going to be a little nostalgic as I so missed my trip to Thomas Johnson at Mid-America Iris Garden, the visits to Lynda Miller’s of Millers Manor, the wonderful visits to Chad Harris at Mt Pleasant Irises, but Melissa and Bailey from Smokin’ Heights beat me to that…

via A Treasure From The Past – Jean Stevens — World of Irises


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by Tom Waters

Irises are not usually thought of as container plants, but they can grow quite well that way, and there are a number of advantages to doing so.Two Iris pumila cultivars, ‘Wild Whispers’ (Coleman, 2012) and’Royal Wonder’ (Coleman, 2013), growing happily in a large container. The irises I choose to grow in containers are mostly dwarf…

via Irises in Containers — World of Irises


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By Bryce Williamson

After a good night’s sleep, I started my first full day in Oregon with an early morning visit to Schreiner’s Gardens. Everyone was just waking up and setting up the garden for the arrival of visitors and I had the gardens mainly to myself for much of the early morning. I have combined…

via On the Road Again: Schreiner’s — World of Irises


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By Ron Killingsworth

Louisiana Iris ‘Adell Tingle’The real Adell Tingle surrounded by the irises that she loved ‘Adell Tingle’ (Hutchins, B 2006 LA) was the first iris we produced from hybridizing. It was named for my mother’s sister, Aunt Adell. Adell attended many Louisiana iris conventions and was an expert on plants native to Louisiana. Clump of Louisiana Iris ‘Her Highness’This picture shows…

via Some Louisiana Irises — World of Irises


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By Kevin Vaughn

Amoenas and variegatas have long been favorites of iris growers. The early amoenas and variegatas were all derived from I. variegata and had many problems associated with that species, chiefly very veined hafts, and a pattern of striped falls rather than solid ones. Breeders were persistent in their work, despite poor germination of…

via Did We Give Up on the Recessive Amoenas too Early? — World of Irises


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Schreiner’s Gardens First Annual Naming Contest for Dwarf Iris

First Annual Dwarf Iris Naming Contest

Schreiner's Gardens Seedling

Seedling I8-A

This year we extend the Iris naming fun to one of our Dwarf Bearded Iris seedlings. Just as with the Tall Bearded Iris seedling, the SDB (Standard Dwarf Bearded) Iris seedling I8-A pictured above has never been introduced. It too needs a name. Won’t you join in the fun? This year’s candidate presents a bold amoena pattern of dark purple falls, edged in white, and standards of crisp white. This diminutive beauty stands just 7.5 inches tall. She blooms early in the season.

Contest open to US residents only. Entry deadline is 9:00 p.m. Pacific, Thursday, November 14, 2019.  The winner will be notified via email. Winner will receive one plant of the named Iris (shipped summer 2020) and a $25 gift certificate to Schreiner’s Iris Gardens (to be mailed to the winner along with a copy of the 2020 catalog in the spring of 2020).

Contest Rules: One name entry per person please. Suggested name must not already be registered with the American Iris Society. Any name submitted which is already registered with the American Iris Society will be discarded. You can search for registered Iris names on the AIS encyclopedia at www.irises.org. Contest open to US residents only. Prize will be shipped to a US address only. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens reserves the right to select the name from the entries received by the contest entry deadline of 9:00 p.m. (Pacific), November 14, 2019. If no suitable name is submitted, Schreiner’s Iris Gardens reserves the right to name the seedling.

Click here for the Contest Entry Form

 

The contest winner will be notified via email.

Sharing our passion for Iris,
The Schreiner Family

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By Bryce Williamson

My second stop on the 2019 tour of iris gardens in Oregon and Washington was the garden of Keith Keppel in Salem. For many years, Keith Keppel’s garden in Stockton was a must visit destination. With his retirement from the US post office, Keith made the huge move to Salem, Oregon. While he was…

via On the Road Again: The Keppel Garden — World of Irises


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Annual Iris Naming Contest 2019

Annual Iris Naming Contest Now CLOSED

Schreiner Family Hybrid

Each October we select one of our seedlings, never before introduced, to be named by you, our fellow Iris enthusiasts. This year’s candidate presents a lively palette of color, very logically (although unimaginatively) named C843-3. This newcomer stands 35 inches tall and blooms middle of the season.

Contest open to US residents only. Entry deadline is 9:00 p.m. Pacific, Monday, October 28, 2019.  The winner will be notified via email in November 2019. Winner will receive one plant of the named Iris (shipped summer 2020) and a $25 gift certificate to Schreiner’s Iris Gardens (to be mailed to the winner along with a copy of the 2020 catalog in the spring of 2020).

Contest Rules: One name entry per person please. Suggested name must not already be registered with the American Iris Society. Any name submitted which is already registered with the American Iris Society will be discarded. You can search for registered Iris names on the AIS encyclopedia at www.irises.org. Contest open to US residents only. Prize will be shipped to a US address only. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens reserves the right to select the name from the entries received by the contest entry deadline of 9:00 p.m. (Pacific), October 28, 2019. If no suitable name is submitted, Schreiner’s Iris Gardens reserves the right to name the seedling.

Thank you to all who submitted an entry.

 

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.