Tour Of Two Gardens Anniversary

Irises In My Garden

Happy Memorial Day!  Wow!  I see that it is exactly one year Anniversary since I posted about my tour of two gardens here in Salem.  Well, the irises are in full bloom and my peonies are only a little behind. Last week we went to Adelman’s Peony Farm, and everything was blooming there.  I did …

Tour Of Two Gardens

Red Peony

Today we did a tour of two gardens. We went to two of my favorite places, Schreiners Iris Farm and Adelman's Peony Farm. Both are in North Salem/Keizer, OR about 2 miles from each other and about eight miles from me. Schreiners was having their annual Iris Festival, with eats, wine tasting, and artisans selling …

Spring Has Really Sprung

Wheee! Spring has really sprung.  After such dreary weather earlier, we have finally had some warm weather.  Two days ago even got to  90°.   More nice weather it's on the way. My tomatoes are in. My irises are finally blooming - late. In all colors. Nearby Schreiner's Iris Farm has fed my fetish. And …

About Time My Tomatoes Got In the Ground

Hey. It's about time my tomatoes got in the ground. It's almost late May and I am at least two to three weeks behind. After weeks and weeks of a dreary, chilly, wet spring, I finally got to put my tomatoes in the ground. Yippee. Perfect sandwich. Warm weather, followed by cool, cloudy weather, followed …

Home Garden Diggers Reboot

Hi friends.  I realized that  I miss blogging about my garden. And here it is spring, and we're finally going to have our first decent weather the end of next week. It's been a long, chilly, wet spring.   This is been wonderful for all the bulbs in my garden. My tulips are doing wonderfully, …

Ever Expanding Peony Collection

Bartzilla Peony

I had high hopes of making it to Adelmans Peony Farm this week, but we ended up with company who had just been there, so it was back to Schreiners Iris Farm for them. Instead, I'll show you my own ever expanding Peony Collection When we bought this house in 2009 we brought three Peonies …

Visiting Schreiners Iris Farm

Iris Display Garden

I'm very lucky to have the wonderful Schreiners Iris farm that ships all over the US right in my back yard. There are fields and fields of beautiful irises that you can see right from the I5 freeway. But they also have a spectacular display garden, one of the nicest I have ever seen. For the …