For the Love of Iris

Articles, Tips and Notes from Schreiner's Iris Gardens


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Blue is in the eye of the Iris grower

By Bryce WilliamsonIn the last twenty-five years, there has been an amazing proliferation of new patterns and color combinations. Lost in this transition, however, is one of the basic reasons to grow irises—they have wonderful blues and violets colors found in few other flowers. Other flower groups should be green with envy if they had…

via I’m Singing the Blues — World of Irises


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Tall ones. Short ones. Pretty in-between ones.

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Collecting Field-Fresh Bearded Iris Cut Stems

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, sacrifice and a love of what you do.” – Pele

Greetings fellow Iris enthusiasts,

At Schreiner’s Gardens we strive to put a smile on your face when you open a box and see large, healthy rhizomes, every one you ordered. Whether buying a car or a box of iris, the product garners the attention. Usually one barely gives a thought to the workers who make it happen.

In spite of our best efforts, our iris refuse to jump out of the ground on their own and sort themselves, on the way to their destination. Talented and dedicated employees are necessary. Every organization has to have people to be depended upon. Schreiner’s Gardens is fortunate to have top quality employees, men and women, who have worked decades here. They do anything and everything: answer phones and the mail, provide the best customer service, dig and ship iris rhizomes, prepare and maintain our beautiful display gardens, transplant our crop, and service our vehicles and machinery. Pictured in our print catalog are the friends and employees whom we entrust with the most vital tasks.

Just as it’s a thing of beauty to see an orchestra perform in concert, an onlooker can come away with a similar reaction watching our crew. They are very good at what they do. There’s little doubt that they care. Even in extremes of weather, there’s a ready smile. So the next time you open that box of iris, remember our staff behind the scenes, whose mission is to satisfy YOU.

Our catalog features our new introductions for 2017, as well as 30 additional varieties from outstanding hybridizers. Iris offer tremendous variety of incredible color, from the early-blooming dwarf to the late-blooming tall bearded, to the slender elegance of the beardless iris. Within the narrow confines of a city lot, or stretched along an entire side yard, colorful iris lift your spirits each spring.

Finally, 2017 heralds a new chapter for Schreiner’s Gardens. We have accepted the opportunity to offer renowned hybridizer Mr. Bill  Maryott’s beautiful, modern Daylilies to our customers – another hardy and easy to grow perennial Look for more information on our website. As always, we thank you for choosing Schreiner’s Iris  Gardens.

Yours in gardening,
Ray, Ben, Steve and Liz
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Schreiner’s Farm Full of Bloom in May


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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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Irises For the Beginner and Beyond

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.…

via Fifteen Tall Bearded Irises For the Beginner — World of Irises


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Holiday Wishes from Schreiner’s Iris Gardens

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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>>>


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WHITE TALL BEARDED IRISES – “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” — World of Irises

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…

via WHITE TALL BEARDED IRISES – “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” — World of Irises