One of the things I love about living in Oregon is that there is so much nature here . Everywhere you turn is green, green, green. If it’s not green, it’s the splendid array of colors brought about by flowers of all shapes and varieties. You can’t help but love it.
Every May, Schreiner’s Iris Gardens opens their doors to a 10-acre display garden that the public can wander around, free of charge. We availed ourselves of this opportunity and had a fabulous day wandering amongst the flowers, enjoying both the beautiful sights and the pleasant fragrances.
The real purpose of the gardens is for Schreiner’s to display examples of the flowers they sell, but there are many photo buffs who come to practice their skill and many nature lovers who just come to enjoy how enchanting the gardens are. And, really, no matter what reason brings you to Schreiner’s, you’ll be hard-pressed to not take a picture or two. Me? I took a lot. I couldn’t help it! These gardens and the flowers therein are just too fascinating to not take hundreds of pictures of. Irises are the main selling point of the gardens, but there are also a vast quantity of other flowers as well. Because of this, I ended up with 562 photos. haha.
I just love this flower. The color combination is just beautiful.
These flowers were all over the place. No clue what they are, but they’re very unique.
Another flower that I have no clue what it is, but I love how the petals are arranged and the color.
It was so fun watching all the people take pictures of and smell the flowers.
Isn’t it amazing, the varieties of flowers there are in the world?
I love the contrast between these two types of flowers: one is simple and subdued while the other is so unique and vibrant. Kinda reminds me of introverts and extroverts. I would be the quiet, light-pink flower and my brother would be the flashy, bright purple flower.
The petals make me think of dog tongues lolling out. haha. I do love the colors on this one, though.
Isn’t this shade just lovely?
This flower looks very classy to me. A bit of bold, a bit of refined and a touch of bright for contrast.
These gardens were quite large. There were rows upon rows upon rows of such a variety of colors and shapes. It’s definitely a fun place to visit.
I just can’t get over how much I love the white with colored tips. Just beautiful.
These are the main fields where they grow the flowers they sell.