Visiting Schreiners Iris Farm

Iris Fields
Iris Fields

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.

Iris Party Time
Iris Party Time

For the month of May they also have an Iris Festival with vendors and wine sampling, food and garden art. We usually go at least once a season and sometimes twice. Yesterday was the day. This year I made it out of there without buying any more irises, but that could change.

Iris Display Garden
Iris Display Garden

These are a few of the photos I took of the gorgeous displays.

Tan Iris
Tan Iris
Magenta And Whitish Iris
Magenta And Whitish Iris
Vivid Yellow And Brown Iris
Vivid Yellow And Brown Iris

I gotta have these two.  Maybe I won’t get away without buying new Irises after all.

Vivid Orange Iris
Vivid Orange Iris
Dusky Purple Iris
Dusky Purple Iris

A Peony without a name.  It’s beautiful and looks a little like Bowl Of Beauty.  I wonder if Edelman’s Peony Farm would know?  We are going there next week.

Unknown Peony
Unknown Peony

Back at home Zoe made herself very happy laying on top of the Catnip that we cut for drying.

Zoe Laying On Catnip
Zoe Laying On Catnip

What a lovely day.

Schreiners Iris Mosaic
Schreiners Iris Mosaic

 

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37 Replies to “Visiting Schreiners Iris Farm”

    1. Hi Eileen,
      Thanks for coming by. Those irises are certainly beautiful. And it is so cool being able to drive down the freeway and get a glimpse of them from the road.

      Yael

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    1. Hi Donna,
      Thanks for coming by. I Am broke. But now I have so little room left that I can’t really buy many more. It all began when nurses I worked with up in Washington wanted to put together a group order for the volume bonuses. The rest is history. Now, I live only 10 miles from the Iris Farm. Danger!
      Yael

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  1. Oh boy, that would be a dangerous place for me to visit. We have a daylily farm not too far that I’m afraid to go back to because I know I wouldn’t come home empty handed.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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    1. Hi Judith,

      Yes it really is a very dangerous place to visit. I’m sure I could find lots of danger in being close to a daylily farm as well.

      Yael

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  2. Those Iris are beautiful. Where I grew up we had tulip fields that grabbed my attention in the early spring. Well it actually kind of went like this first came the Daffs followed by the tulips, then came the lilacs followed by the Iris. It’s always fun to visit flower farms. Great article
    -Carole

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    1. Hi Carole,

      We also live fairly close to a tulip farm ourselves, but the traffic gets so horrible that we have to go very early in order to get parking. This time of year we have many visits to many flower farms and love it.

      Yael

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  3. The irises are so lovely, and they are always coming up with more incredible color combinations. I love the orange one, so sumptuous! I haven’t been to Schreiner’s but Aitken’s Salmon Creek gardens are close to me and I used to go walk their fields but reached my quota of irises so I don’t get there as much. I should go while they are blooming. Zoe with the catnip so so funny, tripping.

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    1. Hi Hannah,

      Thanks for coming by. We have family in Vancouver and have been to Aitkens. They are smaller than Schreiners, but equally lovely. I think I have a few of their irises in my garden as well, but I don’t remember which. If you get a chance, Schreiners is only about an hour down the freeway in Salem (actually Keizer). It is fun. As for Zoe, she really is a trip. We have to protect the catnip plant with an upside down hanging basket cage, or th catnip would be squashed.

      Yael

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  4. i love this post… Because of the absolute incredible beauty and your great photos AND because of the memories. We lived in Springfield for nearly 30 years, and made several trips to these beautiful gardens. (We still spend summers in Oregon, but the iris will be gone by the time we make it “home” this year. ). So thank you ever so much.

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    1. Hi Sallie,

      Thanks for coming by. I’m so glad I could bring back memories for you. The irises and gardens are really special this time of year. Even if you don’t make it back for the irises this summer, enjoy. there are so many other lovely things to see in Oregon.

      Yael

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  5. Oh what a fun tour. I loved the cat enjoying a nap. The Iris’s were beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for coming by and see me too!

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  6. Wow!! It looks like this day was perfect. And now I need to visit again because there are irises in your post that I overlooked when I visited last. You captured some beauties here!

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    1. Hi Stacy,

      Thanks and thanks for stopping. I love our irises. They are just some of the prettiest flowers. Glad you enjoy them.

      Yael

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    1. Thanks for coming by. I love visiting Schreiners and some of the other flower farms we have around. I’ll be sure to come and visit you in a little bit.

      Yael

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  7. Beautiful! When we lived in Ft. Worth we had a lot of iris’ in our yard. I’ve missed them. This spring I planted a couple of purple ones with plans to plant more this fall. Thanks for sharing the tour!

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  8. I love Irises. You’d have to drag me away from there! We have wild irises that grow here in western Washington. I’m from the desert, so that’s just so foreign to me! Amazing though. I get so happy every time I go for a walk and see all the wildflowers around me.

    Thanks for linking up to the Macro Monday Mixer. Hope to see you there again this week!

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  9. Beautiful! I never tire of seeing Iris. Mine have been gorgeous this year. Would love to tour an Iris farm! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Oh, Yael! That looks like Iris Heaven… Such a wonderful place when they are in bloom. Lovely photos.
    Thank you for joining Floral Friday Fotos and I hope to see your next contribution soon.

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