I visited Schreiner's and discovered that there are many varieties of irises! I never knew. It is located at 3625 Quinaby Road N.E., Salem OR 97303. I drove down 99E (McLoughlin in Oregon City area) and turned right onto Quinaby, then just follow the signs to Schreiner's. There are other gardens along the road, so remember the name. It is up over a bridge and on the right.
I spent 3 hours here taking it all in and shooting photographs. It is bloom season right now! Here are a few of the photographs I took.
The colors are so lovely and vivid. In some of my photographs, I focused on the entire flower, and in others I focused on certain parts to show the shape, movement, color,lines, etc. in a more artistic way.
Before you even arrive at the gardens you can see miles of irises growing in fields!
Boy, if I could afford it I would buy at least one of each color!
The orange iris looks like it is singing. See the mouth open and tongue exposed. Or is it just me seeing that?
There are dark-colors and light colors and in-between colors!!
God sure knows how to paint a picture.
Now to show you my "artistic" views.
I even gave each photo a name!
To the left is Blue Curls, to the right is Feminine.
The one on the left is Flirty and on the right Gold/White.
The one to the left is Watercolor.
On the right is Black Hole.
There were other flowers in the gardens as well. I think I will save those photos for another post.
I hope you enjoy the photographs and maybe make a visit to the Gardens yourself!