In the Willamette Valley there are many specialty nurseries. One such is the Schreiner Family, growers if irises. They have created the Iris Festival. That's where we went Memorial Day afternoon.
My sister Laurie has been here before, of course, having lived in the valley much longer that I did. She has fond memories of this being one of the last places she took our mother.
We loved all of the companions plantings, like peonies, alliums, lupine, and especially columbine.
A green oasis around the private residence. I can't resist peaking in.
How would you ever select just one or two?
There were some artists in action. This is Peggy Moje'.
These photos were all taken in the display gardens. There are also growing fields.
Now how's that for some color?
And there's more to come.