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August 25th 2021

Bearded Iris Giveaway

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Mid to late summer is the time to plant bearded iris rhizomes into the garden. If you’re already growing them, now is also the perfect time to divide. Keep in mind that irises need to be planted at least 6 weeks before the first autumn frost so that they have time to establish strong roots before cold weather sets in.

Over the next few weeks, we will be tucking in hundreds of new rhizomes into flower beds and borders around the farm. Our spring display is going to be so beautiful!

We also have six long rows devoted to irises in the cutting garden and the spot where they are planted is absolutely magical in May and early June.

All of our irises have come from the amazing folks at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens in Salem, Oregon. Their quality, selection, and customer service are unmatched.

Over the years we have trialed more than 100 different varieties from Schreiner’s and after growing and cutting them over time, I have narrowed down my list of top favorites, which we included in our Floret’s Favorite Bearded Irises Guide.

This guide includes:

  • Information about this underappreciated group of plants, an at-a-glance planting schedule, and how-to information on harvest and care of freshly cut blooms to ensure the longest vase life.
  • A set of printable planning cards featuring more than 30 of Floret’s favorite bearded irises. Each card contains all the information you need to plan your perfect patch, including a color photo, description, height, and bloom time.

This guide is free, but you’ll need to sign up here so we can send you the printable materials.

Irises growing in the Floret fieldOur friends at Schreiner’s are still taking orders, but keep in mind that the last date for ordering is September 12. If you sign up for the iris guide, it includes a 20% off coupon for orders over $75.

To celebrate iris planting time, I thought it would be fun to give away a $100 gift certificate to Schreiner’s Iris Gardens. To enter, please comment below and tell me if you’ve ever grown irises before, and if so, what’s your favorite variety. Sadly, this giveaway is only available for U.S. residents due to export restrictions. The winner will be announced on Friday, September 3.

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1,191 Comments

  1. Rhya on

    Iris’s are definitely understated. I have a friend whose family homestead is near my parents house. Well it’s a secret garden of many different heirloom flowers I’ve been blessed to bring to my little farm. This year I was wondering around and found a patch of iris’s in bloom I never saw before. I dug and divided. then distributed among my flower folks. I can’t wait for next year!!

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  2. Mark on

    Grew up with over 50 varieties my parents obtained from a nursery that retired . There is never a limit to their unique beauty and fragrance. That was one of the joys my mother taught me , every plant has a way of affecting each of our scents, a iris has this ability . This has been over 50 years ago. It was a joy seeing my parents response to the changes in the world, especially the world of plants. Oh the joy I had watching their facial expressions. I only recently found your site and am really loving it, thank you for adding needed color to this world.

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  3. Rebecca Woody on

    Seeing Iris’ in bloom has always warmed my heart because it indicates spring is upon us and that my May birthday is near. I love spreading iris bulbs in all my bordering flower beds and love their resiliency! I am no expert in varieties, but I know colors! My collection of iris’ include purple (both dark and light), yellow, orange and baby pink. I’m always looking to add different varieties to my garden!

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  4. Janet Bryan on

    I love iris! I have grown a few varieties and am adding some this fall.

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  5. Tori on

    I’ve never grown irises before but my mom loves them! My favorite from her garden are a lovely two tone purple. If I were to be selected to win I’d get some irises for mom as a present and a few to start in my own garden as well :)

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  6. Cheryl J Matthews on

    I have always loved irises especially because my mother had bearded irises in her beds. The fragrance always makes me think of Spring and Easter season. That soft, lovely fragrance is especially memorable from those irises cut for indoor bouquets. Next Spring I must have irises in my beds in memory of my special flower lady, my Mother who passed away on 8/29/21.

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  7. Susan Richards on

    I have a few bearded iris that we bought from Schrieners about 3 years ago. They are such a welcome site every spring. I am going to be digging, splitting and sharing what I have with friends very soon.

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  8. Stephanie Marsh on

    I am so happy to see more and more flowers getting the attention they should. Thank you! I adore Irises and grow several but my absolute favorite is Cinnamon Girl. I wish I could share a picture, because I am certain you would be crazy about this unbelievably gorgeous variety.

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  9. Ann on

    I adore irises and wish to grow so much more! When I began growing irises, I learned that they have a wonderful, subtle scent. It reminds me of a raspberry lemon cake! I don’t know the names of the irises I have as many of the rhizomes were generously shared with me. My favorites are the deep, velvety purple/black ones. Irises are one of the rare flowers that come in incredibly unique colors.

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  10. Linda Geraghty on

    Hello from Arkansas! I am so new to irises, that sadly, I can not even tell you what my first variety was that I planted last year, but it was so VERY lovely when it finally decided to enter the world. I enjoy your information so very much. Thank you for sharing it with the world. It has changed my life.

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  11. Lisa on

    I love irises! I’ve never bought them, though, only had rhizomes given to me, so I’m not sure what the varieties are. I’ve never used them as cut flowers, but I’m hoping to try that this coming year.

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  12. Samantha Gutierrez on

    Just found your fabulous blog! It is so well done. My current favorite iris is “His Royal Highness” because of its proliferation, size, and reliability. I’ve been transplanting my great-grandmother’s irises to every house I’ve owned. They are my absolute favorite flower and bring me so much joy. Thanks for your blog!

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  13. Stephanie Christman on

    I have never grown irises but I think they are beautiful. I have an aunt and a niece named Iris after the flower.

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  14. Jenny Hines on

    Hurricane Ida came thru Pennsylvania, I live in Coatesville ( Modena), we got 10 inches of rain, needless to the wind took down a large black oak tree onto my iris growing area, also landed on dahlias, etc….looks like I am rebuilding from scratch, I love Irises, they do so well here

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  15. Jessica on

    Since I was small, my mom told me my grandmother (who passed away when she was 6) loved purple irises. Ever since then, when I see irises I think about my grandmother and what she could’ve been like.

    I’ve never grown irises, but I would love to plant some and get to know them in my new yard!

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  16. Teresa L Ferguson on

    I brought some irises from my childhood home to my home now. It always reminds me of my Mom; she loved these deep purple flowers. I don’t know that their mane is but I love them. I would love to have some other varieties of the iris.

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  17. NICOLE HODGE on

    I have only recently discovered that I love Iris! I had some old rhizomes that sprung up randomly, ( I didn’t plant them)and they were gorgeous!!! They have a lovely scent, and vibrant purple.

    I would love to have the opportunity to win some, and I hope to eventually take your full course! Thank you!

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  18. Kristin on

    I have never grown bearded irises but I have fond memories of my grandmothers purple bearded irises blooming in her garden

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  19. RACHAEL L PIERCE on

    Bearded irises are my most favorite flower of all time and I do NOT have nearly as many as my heart desires! Currently, I have light purple and yellow, and three new varieties (white, pink, and blue) from Schreiner’s scheduled to go into the ground this weekend. :)

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  20. Kirsten Gentry on

    I have 2 freebies I received many years ago, they faithfully bloom every year and I love them. The only bad part is I’ve lost the tags and no longer know what varieties they are! Would love to add more!

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  21. Linda Bernasconi on

    I have grown bearded iris that my Mother had given me but I had to downsize that part of my yard and lost those.
    I am starting a new garden and would love to add bearded irises to it!

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  22. Maria Drenski on

    We are building a home ourselves and have inherited a cluster of purple Iris. As we attempt to put in grass and new flora into the yard, the opportunity to plant a lighter shade of Iris colors from Schreiner’s would really top off our yard!

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  23. Felicia on

    Hi,

    I have never grown them before but would love to try.

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  24. Alesa Meschberger on

    I discovered beautiful irises at our local Farmer’s Market and they have captured my heart! I would love an opportunity to order some from Schreiner’s. Thank you!!

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  25. Taylor on

    My favorite flower, I have started my garden from scratch and was lucky to have received many different varieties from various neighbors and patients through the years. Beautiful and striking- each variety has a different fragrance and the foliage provides year round interest and texture to the garden.

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  26. Brooke on

    I have never grown Iris’s before. I would love to though❤️

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  27. Maggie Gravedoni on

    I’ve never grown them, but I would love to try. Their blooms are so dramatic and ethereal.

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  28. Brandi Griffith on

    I’ve never grown them before but would love to try, they are beautiful!

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  29. Ali Donnelly on

    A neighbor shared a variety with me many years ago. They were the first plants in my garden. Have no idea of the name but look forward to their arrival every spring.

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  30. Priscilla on

    I have some Iris that came from Anna, Texas that belonged to my Grandmother, my Mother brought them to Checotah, Okla. after her mother passed, after my Mother passed I now have them and they still live on. One yr. their purple, next yr. their yellow. I don’t know the name of them but love them just the same.

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  31. Kim on

    I never have but think are just beautiful!

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  32. Kathy Almeida on

    I have! Love them! They come in a little later here on the east coast, but such a welcome sight.

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  33. Brooke Rice on

    I had the most amazing patch of iris at my old house. I moved this year and have missed my huge beautiful irises. I just ordered some for my new house today- Rio Vista! They will look gorgeous with my apricot roses!

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  34. Melissa on

    I have not grown irises before, but would love to try! I have planted cosmos, zinnias, and lavender from seed!

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  35. Penny Holenstein on

    I ordered Irises from Schreiner’s last year, look forward to separating and moving some this fall. They all bloomed beautifully this year!

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  36. maureen sullivan on

    I have grown beautiful little yellow Iris. After watching your show and reading your books I am ready to expand my gardens! You are a true inspiration Erin.

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  37. Darlene Odom on

    I have several bearded iris….yellow…white ….and purple….but i love love love the “Ziggy” from Schreiner’s….Would love some more varieties so that I could dress-up my son’s gravesite…

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  38. Pam Millspaw on

    I have iris in my raised garden because we are so wet that I can’t grow them anywhere else. My favorite is Bellini with its pretty pink pastel colors.

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  39. Terri on

    Years ago an older woman in my community kept & bred irises. She has since passed on, but thankfully, a farmer friends daughter took all those old varieties that the woman kept and
    has continued to grow, share and sell them. Last year i stopped by her field to admire them and took two home. They remind me of my grandmas dresses,… simple, not too frilly or flashy, but pretty just the same . i would love to add more to the ones i just got. Looking forward to seeing what you have available.

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  40. Catrina Rastonis on

    I have yet to grow iris rhizomes in my garden, but I’ve always been intrigued to do so. Gardening became my favorite hobby during the pandemic, and I’m excited to continue to learning and expanding on plant varieties over many years to come.

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  41. Christina Palm on

    I grew Siberian Irises for many years in my last garden, but left them behind when we moved last year. I am lucky to have a few bearded irises of an unknown purple variety in my new yard (they were about the only plants other than weeds when we moved in) and would love to add more– I love the variety of colors and the fragrance, plus they are drought tolerant and deer resistant!

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  42. Barbara Jones on

    I love irises. I have several beds around the yard and often trade them with friends. I recently went on vacation to the mud-west, to trace my family history and visit cemeteries where my ancestors are laid to rest. One such cemetery was in Kansas. It was once attached to a church that my husband’s great-great grandfather preached at. Now the church is gone and the cemetery now sits between sections of a corn field. We tramped through the wet grass searching for David Bowers and his family. At the very edge of the cemetery surrounded by a broken iron fence we found our family. We spent time reading the names and writing down the dates and other information. Under a large bramble bush we uncovered a double grave stone for twin girls, Etta and Ellie. They were 2 and died within 1 day of each other. I spied a pink rose bush and a white iris beneath the bramble. Proof that once their grave was lovingly cared for. I made my husband crawl under and with his bare hands retrieve one of the iris bulbs. I will plant it this fall in honor of the babies.

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  43. Melissa on

    Hi I’m a mom of four, Three girl’s and a little boy. Over the past year I was just grateful for keeping my marigolds thriving, the only thin I’ve grown from seed is cucumbers first time this year. I was so proud, so I started thinking I absolutely love the way cutting garden’s always look. I especially love wild flowers then I said to myself again, why not try. So I ordered the cut flower garden book and I was hooked from there, then ordered the discovering Dahlia book. I’m trying to prepare my plans on paper and be as organized as possible, try to grow hardy annuals to begin with. And choose one flower of my kid’s favorites as well, that can withstand eight hours of sun in the summer. So I would be honored and grateful for anything if I win, I to can’t wait to one day go out and cut flowers from my beautiful garden 🪴

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  44. Rita Guitron on

    I’ve never grown irises before. But my grandmother did in her garden along with Easter lilies and fuschias just beautiful. I’m going to add these to my list of grandma’s flowers to grow. hopefully I do her justice. :-)

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  45. Barbara A Ely on

    I have bearded iris from 20 years back, all a pale purple combo. Last year I was again splitting and giving many away, but they are pretty plain looking. Pretty, but plain. I had no idea pink iris existed. They’re lovely! It would be lovely to add some pinks or blues or really anything other than purple. Fingers crossed I get to try some.

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  46. Abigail OSullivan on

    My mom had some irises that would pop up here and there. But my mind was really blown when the landlord of a friend of mine had planted and labeled 10-15 different varieties of irises in the backyard and it was the only kind of flower in the garden. I still think about them all the time!

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  47. Debbie Conner on

    The house I grew up in had bearded irises, and I’ve been really sentimental about it lately. I really want to plant some irises and think about my mom and dad.

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  48. Brandi Goins on

    I’ve never grown irises before and would love to give it a try!!

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  49. Joyce Chao on

    My bearded iris plants were given by a friend long time ago, most of them are orange yellow. I didn’t garden much till I was retired few years ago, and realized there are so many varieties of iris, I like the blue ones most.

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  50. Kate on

    I was always envious of the irises that came with the house my mom moved to. Years later I was offered some rhizomes that a friend was thinning down. I jumped at the chance. Some were pale blue and the rest were a pale yellow. We recently had to move out of that house, and I would love to get irises again. SO gratifying. We live in a tough climate (high desert) and even here, irises do great!

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  51. Christina Nordick on

    I grow the “old fashion” irises that we brought from our home moves. I also have a few of the double blooming varieties – Immortal is my absolute favorite.

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  52. Judy Wilcox on

    I’ve always had some kind of iris. I love the tall bearded the best.

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  53. Alexandra Kathleen Millson on

    When my husband and I moved into our first home together, our side yard had a beautiful patch of yellow bearded Irises that were blooming on our move in day. We moved in without having ever seen it in person but as soon as I saw those Irises I knew it was the spot for us. It’s an older home with a lot of character. I’d love to add some more varieties to this beautiful patch that has become a place of beauty on our street.

    Thank you!

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  54. Jennifer on

    My mom gave me some yellow iris rhizomes about 8 years ago, they make me so happy when I can see them blooming from my kitchen window! Would love to grow more–I love the blues and purples, they remind me of my grandfather’s garden.

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  55. Sandy Hall on

    I’ve grown Irises in my Alabama garden and have had great luck with them. I love all Iris colors!!

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  56. Denise Kamer on

    I’ve always grown irises in my New Jersey yards. Absolutely love them.

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  57. Diane on

    I’ve never grown irises, but those blush colored ones in your photo are beautiful!

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  58. Karen on

    I have grown iris for many years. They do well in northern Colorado. Would love to get some new varieties.

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  59. Gretchen F on

    I have some purple ones a neighbor had given me! Need to do some research to figure out what kind they are! And good to know when to divide them I did not know that. Thank you!

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  60. Megan on

    I’ve grown irises before! I only have 2 varieties and they’re both purple. I was given one and rescued the other from being trashed. Definitely don’t know the exact variety but I’m so happy to have found your site so maybe I can soon figure that out!

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  61. Robin Habing on

    I have a few irises that were given to me, so no names! This year I used them in arrangements as often as I could. I have a white, a purple and some purple dwarfs. I would love to add more in a new bed I am building.

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  62. Robin McQuay on

    I have grown irises for over 40 years, starting with my grandmas irises. I have moved them with me from house to house and still have a big bed. My favorite is dusty challenger, among others.

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  63. Gina Ruiz on

    I have not grown irises before but I remember that in my grandmother’s flower garden, she had irises of several hues. They were lovely and I would love to start growing them.

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  64. Caitlin on

    I have! The white bearded iris around my mailbox have bloomed consistently all summer in zone 7b. Love them!

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  65. Dana Hitchcock on

    I have light purple and dark purple irises. I would love to add a border of many different colors with a $100 gift card😊

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  66. Mary Meyer on

    I have not grown these! My mom always had them in her garden. I would live to plant these!

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  67. Darla Sams on

    I treat irs like a cactus nearly. They like to be hot and dry. Also do not plant them deep. Google before planting

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  68. Darla Sams on

    I love Iris and have raied them for 50 years. Purple is always my favorite. Luminatas are terriffic !

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  69. Tricia Boucher on

    Bearded Iris are beautiful, my husband used to pick boutiques with the purple ones when we were courting. These days he buys me seeds, plants and tulip bulbs when we can.

    Next year I am starting a cutting garden to include flowers at our “tiniest farmstand” for #thetiniesthomestead . I would love to plant peach and purple bearded iris.

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  70. Kimberly Morales on

    I love flowers and my grandmother gave me the love for caring for plants and flowers. I have never planted iris but want to try them.
    I live in Georgia and am curious to how they will hold up to heat and the soil here as there is a lot of clay in the soil.

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  71. Bonnie Hillard on

    I have been gardening in flower beds for the past 50 years. I planted the common lavender iris at one of my first homes years ago. The smell was amazing. My girls now are gardeners and have always remembered that beautiful, sweet smelling iris. My current home I have been in for 10 years and continue to add new flowers to my landscape. They were one of my mothers favorites and I continue to admire

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  72. Carrine on

    Iris flowers are on my “to grow list.” They remind me of my grandma. She had them every where, all different colors! 💜

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  73. Shannon on

    Wow, so gorgeous! I grew irises at our old house but we moved out in the winter and didn’t get a chance to divide them for our new place. We’ve been here for 10 years, and I’m really not sure why I haven’t added them to my gardens yet. I would love to, thanks for the inspiration to grow irises and soooo many other flowers. It’s my first year growing a cut garden space as well, and I’m just loving it!!!!

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  74. Sue on

    I grew up with bearded iris tended by my Grandmother on our 100-acre farm. The ones I remember most are the deep purple ones. Most recently I’ve enjoyed robust stands of Siberian Iris, and an assortment of bearded iris–all gifts from fellow gardeners. I’ve noticed that each species of Iris has its own unique and heavenly scent. I wish I could bottle just one and wear it as perfume! I recently moved to a house on Whidbey Island that has a huge garden. I am thrilled to learn that bearded iris is one plant that the deer will leave for me to enjoy! I can’t wait to plant them everywhere!

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  75. Julie S on

    I have not grown Irises, but would love to do so! Thank you for all of the information and inspiration that you provide!

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  76. Heidi Compton on

    They are my favorite spring flowers. Remind me of my grandmother.

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  77. Kristin Burge on

    I have loved bearded irises since I was a child… they are such a lovely old fashioned flower. Crossing my fingers to win this contest and plant my first ones! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  78. Karla Ramirez on

    0ver twenty years ago, my mother gave me a few of her lavender bearded iris tubers (variety unknown). Irises were her favorite flower. The irises flourished in my rocky, sloped Connecticut soil, and by dividing them again and again, through the years they have become the backbone of the perennial beds that surround my property, with hundreds of irises blooming beside the rhododendrons and azaleas. Every spring, my mom’s irises are a reminder of my mother’s perennial love, as they form a gentle embrace from heaven around my home and family.

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  79. Mary Jane R. on

    I have never grown my own bearded iris. They are absolutely stunning flowers and I can’t wait to try!

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  80. Jess on

    This is my first spring with bearded irises. They were a flower my grandfather grew beautifully in his garden. He passed away in the spring of 2020 and I planted mine that fall as part of my way to remember them. It was amazing to see them bloom this year and feels like a way to keep part of him with me.

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  81. Emily Krous on

    I have grown a few different iris in my yard. What I love about them other than there tissue-paper like beauty, is that they are “sharable” once they get established. I have received most of mine from my Moms iris that have doubled. I think its fun to watch them bloom, and remember where or who they came from!

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  82. Lindsey Stanton on

    This is my first year planting irises! I can’t wait for them to grow. They are my home town’s iconic flower.

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  83. Cathy R on

    I have irises but don’t know the varieties and have neglected them over the years, time to start over. I’m very happy I discovered Floret Flowers and all the information you have available. Your accomplishments over the years are amazing. I’m very impressed and love all the beauty you share with us! Thank you for the giveaway. Blessings to all of you!

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  84. Marcie R on

    I have a few irises, but the names dissappeared on my tags and I don’t know what they are. I love any pinks or blues!

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  85. Elsa on

    I’ve never grown Iris’s before but have remember the smell of the purple Iris’s my mother grew!

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  86. Toni on

    I’ve never grown irises – but I have a spot overlooking my small pond that would be an ideal spot for some!

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  87. Anjum Tareen on

    I have a rather unassuming medium purple bearded iris that has been passed along through friends & family; I don’t know the variety. But it has the most amazing grape soda scent!

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  88. Lara on

    Last year I planted Concertina which is a pale apricot with a purple beard!

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  89. A Salazar on

    I have a small collection of iris, and I think that I like my Peggy Sue’s the best. Thanks, Floret!

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  90. Phyllis Tarver-Kashif on

    I have a miniature dark purple iris, unknown variety, from my grandmother’s garden. When I married and moved out of state I took three iris to my new home. Only one survived the first year, but it has multiplied over the years. Every year when I see the first bloom, I am so happy. I remember and honor my grandmother.

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  91. Cindy Cook on

    I have my grandmother’s and my husband’s grandmothers irises. Each time they bloom, they bring back such wonderful memories for us. I am not sure what the names are. They are purple, white and a pretty yellow.

    I would love to add your beautiful irises to our garden!

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  92. Peggy Dicker on

    My first iris were Siberian iris that were in the yard when we bought our house in 1988. Next I was given some by the director of an assisted living home I worked at. He was impressed with my gardening knowledge as he was an avid gardener. He decided to split the iris in one of the beds at the facility. He gave me bags of starters. I had a lot of work separating them. But they were a beautiful dark purple. I had to split them a few years later and gave many starters to neighbors who loved my beautiful iris. Since then I have acquired several different starters from others. This fall I will be splitting many more and hoping for a glorious spring. Like my iris, my love of them has multiplied over the years.

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  93. Heather Ludington on

    Hi Erin! I have never grown them before and was actually going to order some this week! My grandmother was crazy about them and I thought I would add some to my landscape in her honor. I love their strange fragrance.

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  94. Cait on

    My mom has had the same pale blue bearded irises since before I was born (she never could remember the variety no matter how many times I asked her growing up). She and my dad made a 200-mile round trip to an iris farm to get them. Some of my fondest childhood memories have been tending to her irises with her. What started as a handful of bulbs grew to dozens. After over 35 years, she lost all but a couple to a goffer last year. Chronic health issues and disability has kept her from gardening much in the past few years. I know it has taken a toll on her spirit. I’d love to be able to restore her iris garden for her and add varieties that I know she always wanted but never bought due to expense.

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  95. Erin Wiggle on

    My grandfather always planted Irises in his gardens. He taught me how to garden as a child. I will forever treasure the time we spent in the greenhouse & in the gardens. He tought me so much, yet it never felt like a lesson. He has passed on now and I will always think of him every time I garden. Having irises in my gardens again would bring back such beautiful memories.

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  96. Brianna Elliott on

    I have never grown Irises. This was my first year ever doing a garden and I have decided next year that I am going to try out some new varieties to see which flowers I love the most. I can for sure say Dahlias, Zinnias, and Cosmos are on my list. Can’t wait to try some Irises to see how they do!

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  97. Diane Hollister on

    Every time my family moved my mother would dig up and take the irises she had gathered from my grandmother’s garden to our new home. When I bought my first house she planted some in my yard. Now my son has just bought a home and I will be planting some in his yard. Their history goes back over 100 years.

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  98. Cassandra Steinkrauss on

    I’ve never planted them and got our first two rhizomes and planted them last weekend! I would love to plant more!

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  99. Savannah on

    Several years ago some of our generous family friends gave us divisions of their purple irises. Now, we have a front yard full of beautiful blooms every Spring! It is my favorite iris variety as it is super hardy and spreads every year. Although I don’t know the cultivar name, it is a purple bearded iris with a yellow, striped throat that easily has a stem length of 3′! The bumblebees love them too!

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  100. Nadine Wardenga on

    In 2016, my 29 year old son committed suicide. Our lives have been forever changed. We have started a garden in memory of him. Our plan is to have as many flowers as possible. And the iris is a must. In Georgia they bloom at Mothers Day. And are planted around the Chapel. Please visit our Facebook page for Glenn’s Orchard and Chapel and watch us grow. And reach this hurting world with beauty.

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  101. Caley on

    Hello from Colorado! I have never personally grown irises, but we had them growing up in my childhood home. My mom loved them, they were light purple with yellow in the center. I would love to add some irises to my current garden space!

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  102. Jan Purvis on

    Hello from Missouri. I love the Iris and so so many other flowers. I have in the past grown all different varieties of the Iris. I have none right now. I am now retired and want to plant a wild flower garden and put Iris’s on the side as I have had in the past. I love them and so do my neighbors. They tell me they brighten up their mornings, as they are right outside their kitchen window. Also, I want to plant some on the other side, in my other neighbor’s yard for her and also for me to see our my kitchen windows. I was so inspired by your videos on discovery plus….going to watch again. Thank You.

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  103. Beth on

    My mom purchased many, many irises from Schreiner’s over the years. She passed away a year ago and I suddenly found myself with a garden filled with irises I wasn’t sure how to care for. Late last winter I sent a note to the people at Schreiner’s asking what some potential problems I was seeing might be and they were very helpful in their response. Thanks to their help I had a gorgeous iris display in the spring. I went to go see their gardens in the early summer and couldn’t believe my mom hadn’t made me take her there over the years. The gardens are perfection I only hope my mom got to see them at some point. Of course I came home with a long list of irises that I promptly ordered from their online catalogue. Hopefully they will grow as beautifully for me.

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  104. Cecee Ferrer on

    I’ve grown irises but don’t know the variety. Love the pastel colored ones though!

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  105. Amanda Switzer on

    I’ve loved irises since I was a little girl when my grandma decorated my room with them. My newest garden a beautiful stand of Dutch Irises and I’d love to add another variety or two to the yard.

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  106. Lavina on

    I have never grown irises and I would love to! They’re beautiful flowers.

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  107. Ashley on

    I just planted a couple of iris in my front yard, so I don’t have a favorite just yet. I do like the pinks though.

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  108. Tonya Froemel on

    I personally have never grown irises, but I think they are lovely. The house where I grew up had a small patch of irises that were planted there by my great grandmother. I didn’t even realize until now that there are different varieties.

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  109. Katie on

    Iam in the middle of transplanting some vintage irises right now and swapping for some dwarf beauties with a neighbor. I’ll have some do share with flower loving friends as well. My neighbor thinks my oldest ones are from the original owner of our house from where he grew up in Missouri. I find this so exciting! I expanded my garden with 9 from Schroeder’s last year and have some more new ones to plant now! The corals Amd pinks like June Krause are my favorites along with the deep blues and purples.

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  110. Sarah on

    I have a few scented varieties that smell like grape soda – my childhood home had them and I hunted for years to track down just the right types to scratch the nostalgia itch I felt!

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  111. Lisha on

    I absolutely love irises! My parents have several different varieties in their garden and I used to have a glorious patch of them at my first house that were the typical purple and yellow type you always see. I’ve been on the move too much over the last couple years to establish any more irises but I’m getting ready to move back home and would love to start another patch of them there!

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  112. Martha Keen on

    I have over time become a bearded iris fiend. My oldest and one of my favorite varieties is a historic cultivar called ‘Quaker Lady’. I’d love to one day collect any of the remaining Cedric Morris strains. Thanks for this fun blog post!

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  113. Susan Rodgers on

    My 90 year old moms name is Beulah Iris. Which I believe means beautiful land. I normally plant Irises for her. They are her favorite. I love them as well. I have been working my gardens for the last 3 years and they are turning out beautifully. In my gardens are Bleeding Heart Bushes, Crocus, Platycondon, Roses, Peonies plus many other perennial varieties. I also plant many annuals every year such as Sweetpeas, Dahlias and Sunflowers to name a few. I would love to add Irises to my Gardens this fall for planting. The ones I had planted at my previous houses were Better Together and Magical. But really aren’t all of them just beautiful. Oh let me add one thing, Pick me Pick me! to win. Lol. Thank you for this opportunity and everything you provide to educate and enjoy the most beautiful things on earth!.

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  114. Nicole Miller on

    Have grown a handful of irises before don’t know what varieties. They are always giveaways from other gardens. Would love to get some peach/pink iris colors.

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  115. Suzann McWhorter on

    I planted my first this year! All different shades of purple! I am out there every day watching the new growth! Can’t wait for when they finally bloom!

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  116. TAMI SHAUGHNESSY on

    I am a total iris lover and member of the Pierce county iris society…….My favorite?
    How can I pick just one? I love the black ones and have a moon garden with the white ones.
    I guess my favorite today would be “oreo”.

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  117. Tambra Mcgaw on

    I have some beautiful purple iris that line one side of my garden but I will be planting more this weekend. Can’t wait to see the new ones emerge this spring:)

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  118. Anita on

    Oh, how I love the beautiful bearded Iris. My grandmother always had a backyard full of the purple ones with yellow beards. I have planted shared Iris, and shared Iris with my friends and family for years. I can’t wait to see your Iris garden this spring. So enjoying all you do!

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  119. Ally on

    There was a whole patch of irises already there when I bought my house— I’m not sure what variety they are but they’re a beautiful purple with yellow in them

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  120. Krista on

    We grow several different colors of bearded irises, unfortunately, they were all inherited, so we don’t know the specific names.

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  121. Jenny on

    I have not grown iris’ before, but I’ve been falling for them this year. A property I work at has a huge garden section full of beautiful yellow iris’ I miiiight just dig a few up and take them home haha

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  122. Christine Shamber on

    I’ve never grown irises before. But then again I have never seen any as pretty as the ones in your picture! What have I been missing??? ;)

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  123. Sarah Johnson on

    I’ve never grown irises but my mom did when I was young. They were so beautiful and she loved them so much. Unfortunately when I was about 10 years old, I allowed one of our goats to have lunch in the iris patch. Although she isn’t around to see them, I feel like I should plant some for her as a very belated apology. 😃

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  124. Lindsay on

    I just received my first irises from my sister in law! I don’t know their variety, but I am in love with these pinks in your photo! 😍💐

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  125. Candy Woolsey on

    I have grown irises over the years from dark purple light purple, white and yellow. I also had some mini irises at my old house but wasn’t able to dig any bulbs up because i sold my house in winter. I love irises they are one of my favorite flowers

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  126. Amy on

    I haven’t grown irises, but I really want to get some! Your iris guide has some many beauties, I want them all!!

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  127. Bonnie Mittleman on

    I have grown a few. I’m from Houston, so a bit harder there. But as a child my mom was fixed on them and had them shipped from Washington. Nowdays, I grow a lovely simple iris with a burhandy color that came from my grandmother many years aho and has been moved from one home to the next and lives amazingly at my foever home now snd is my first bloomer every spring.

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  128. Sharcondria Salone on

    I’ve never grown bearded iris before but am super excited to add some to my garden!

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  129. Alison C Landis on

    I was given some irises from a neighbor years ago that had been in her families for many, many years. I don’t know what type it is, but it is beautiful!

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  130. Carrie Talarzyk on

    I love Irises. I have a beautiful white one with a lavender ruffled edge. It was give to me, and I don’t know the name. It’s lovely.

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  131. Betty Oakes on

    I planted a few bearded iris in my garden several years ago and sadly, they only blossomed a few years then went dormant. I moved some of them last year and to my surprise, the ones I moved are blossoming! I definitely need to up my understanding of how to nurture these babies and will start with your Site!

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  132. Rosie on

    Our native New England species Iris Versicolor, completely understated as far as some varieties go, but a pure and beautiful flower!

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  133. Kate on

    For years, Iris were my favorite flowers. I loved dividing the bulbs to bring to new homes. I then got hooked on dahlias and kinda of forgot about iris. That needs to change!

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  134. Carol McGann on

    My first introduction to Irises was when I used them to decorate for my younger sisters bridal shower 41 years ago! She had said they were her favorite flower. Living on the second floor of a city apartment I couldn’t find any real Iris at that time so my only choice were fake. I decided to make a few arrangements, and make sure to grow my own in the future when I got a yard. I then got out my watercolors and made a group of them to display on the table behind them. I now have Iris in my garden that has been dug and divided with every move I’ve made. They are currently treasured spring bloomers in my mountain home.

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  135. Terry Johnson on

    Iris are my very favorite!! My grandmother grew them and that’s where my love started! I can’t say what my favorite is because they ALL are!!! I would love to win a gift card to support my addiction!!!

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  136. Kauser Akhoon on

    I have not intentionally grown irises but have had them already planted in my former home. Would love to have some for my town house mini garden. 🌸💗

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  137. Lacey on

    The Irises I have were at the house I bought 6 years ago. Looking to add more colors to the purple/yellow ones I have.

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  138. Jennifer Arrington on

    I don’t know the name of mine but I was given a light purple iris. It blooms beautiful every summer outside my kitchen window.

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  139. Lana R. on

    The irises that I have were all given to me, some I helped thin from friends gardens and others were gifted. I have no clue what the names are but my favorite is a very deep maroonish-purple that looks black before the bud opens.

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  140. Laura B on

    I have a yellow iris my mom gave me and that’s it. It’s so pretty when it blooms. I’d love to grow some more.

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  141. Stephanie on

    Growing up my grandmother had bearded irises. We bought a house last year and was surprised by 5 bearded NOIDS and several that didn’t bloom because they had been neglected. I have divided and replanted them and hopefully next spring they will all bloom.

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  142. Kathryn Davis on

    Our favorites are the ones that have been divided and shared throughout the years. One a purple that smells like grape juice and a yellow/reddish bronze that smells like root beer. My favorite purchased ones would have to be Batik and the reblooming beauty Immortality. I have always had a love for iris as they are one of the few flowers blooming in our Zone 4 climate around my birthday. If you are new to gardening, iris are a tried and true perennial that will give you joy for years to come.

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  143. Shawnya Wayman on

    I grow a lot of different flowers and lots of vegetables on our land, but irises are one that I have never been intrigued to try. After seeing your pictures, I am wondering if I am missing out. If I win, then it will be the first ones ever. 😊

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  144. Rose Dyer on

    39 yrs ago my dear Mom gave me 60 of her purple bearded iris bulbs that have now multiplied to over 180 plants. Every spring the sweet memories of my Mother comes back to me again in the beauty of these beautiful irises.

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  145. Olivia on

    We bought our home with a few patches already planted. Eager to add our touches to the spring display. That pink is perfectly lovely!! Thank you for all you share with the world.

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  146. Ellen bridges on

    I have yellows and purples. They did very well this year. Love all varieties.

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  147. Beverly Bishop on

    Iris’s have always been my favorite, I have a few yellow ones my daughter gifted me from her new property. We don’t know the name of them. My wedding bouquet was purple iris’s and white roses, it was stunning. I am lookyforward to adding more to my garden , I am retiring this year and ready to enjoy their beyblooms. There are so many beautiful colors and I love them all.

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  148. Alison on

    Love iris! Looking to start a new bed at my house this year.

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  149. Tricia T-B on

    I have several varieties of Iris but I don’t know their exact names. My favorite are a pale purple that smell strongly of grape bubblegum. They are lovely and I wish didn’t die off so soon after blooming.

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  150. Dina Hoffman on

    I live in Ohio and I have grown grown iris back in the early 1980s – 1994 when we had to move and could not take then with us. I used to order Iris from Schreiner’s. I would gather all my family and friends to place orders with me. The tall Bearded are my absolute favorite Iris! The smell is intoxicating to me! We are moving out of apartment life and I am looking forward to being able to have a garden once again! Its been way too long! A few of my old time favorites were Edith Wolford, Stitch in Time, Paradise , Licorice Stick are among the names I can remember from back then.

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  151. Kerry Jackson on

    Irises were one of my Mom’s favorites, so I grew up enjoying them. One of my daughters grew some beautiful dark purple ones, which she divided to share with me. They smell like grapes!

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  152. Trisha Milich on

    I have grown bearded iris’ for the past 4 years. The rhizomes were gifted to me from my father in law. I’m not sure the variety name but they are all dark purple with a touch of white. So pretty in the late spring. I’d love to expand my collection and add other varieties to my garden.

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  153. Lisa W on

    I haven’t grown any irises yet – until just a few years ago my garden was too shady even for spring bulbs & rhizomes. Now that I have the sun during much of the day, I’m eager to add those in for early color.

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  154. Vanessa on

    Love iris. Sadly I left my collection behind when we moved to Washington this year as we just had too much to take with us. I wish I knew the variety names, but I’m excited to buy new types to enjoy here.

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  155. Alyson on

    We planted a couple apricot varieties of Schneider Irises next to the driveway at out the land

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  156. Jessica Fletcher on

    I have never bought an iris but every home I’ve lived in has had at least one pop up. Such a wonderful surprise! I do adore muted tones on irises.

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  157. Lauren Roth on

    I’ve never grown irises before, but I would love to start. They make me think of my mother in law, who passed away 11 months ago, as she had a planter bed full of beautiful yellow bearded irises lining the front of their home.

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  158. Victoria on

    My grandfather always grew irises in his garden. We were able to obtain his bearded irises before his home was sold many years ago and a selection of theses plants have moved with us each move we have made since.

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  159. Jenny on

    I have one almost black iris. Love it. Can’t wait to get more .

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  160. barb schmidt on

    I have a few iris but this year I got more interested in them. I really like the strong colored ones the best- dark purple, golden yellow, white- more than the pastel ones or the rust ones.

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  161. Stacey Clarke on

    I just placed my first order for my first irises from Schreiners after visiting their garden in Salem for the first time this past May (I learned about them from you!) I’m very excited to get my iris garden in and to see them come to life next spring…I already have a list of the next iris varieties I want to add next year too! This year I narrowed down the 100s of varieties I love to focus on 22 in a rainbow of deep, rich colors including browns and blacks. Next year I’d like to expand into more pastels.

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  162. Sherri McGowan on

    I have not planted irises in my garden, they would be a lovely spring addition.

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  163. Eva Csige-Balazs on

    I am here for my brother’s, to surprise them. They are newbies is in the U.S.. I don’t think they have irises, but a huge garden. Frida, Adam…miss you so much! Hugs from Hungary

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  164. Marcia McAvoy on

    I have grown iris and also visited Schriners display garden in bloom which was awesome. I love the deep purples n purple edged whites…can’t remember names.

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  165. Lynn Paszkiewicz on

    I have grown irises for as long as I can remember. I got my first starts from my grandma’s irises and have always gotten them since from neighbors, family and friends. So, I don’t actually know any of the variety names, but I love irises and their sweet smell! They will always remind me of my grandma and all she taught me about gardening.

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  166. Jaime Robinson on

    I love irises! I have some irises that smell like grape soda, I didn’t know they could have a scent until we moved into this house eight years ago. My mom’s favorite flower is an iris so I got to divide and share them with her. Her mom, my Grammy, loved them too and my mom has some of hers growing in her garden. 💜

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  167. Steffani Klittich on

    I have never grown them before but they look beautiful and I would love to add them to the garden

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  168. Tanya Permann on

    I have two varieties that are in my garden. Sadly I haven’t a clue what the name of them are at this point. I would love to tuck in some new varieties and see some variety of color in my bed.

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  169. Charlotte Litton on

    I’m new to growing irises, I ordered 10 varieties earlier in the summer. I don’t have a favorite, but I love the very dark , almost black bearded varieties.

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  170. Gilroy Girl on

    I have enjoyed my Concertina irises which have expanded so much more than my other varieties. Just four rhizomes have turned into Concertina’s in every nook of my garden. In fact I am running out of space to grow them. My favorite feature of irises is how easy it is to share rhizomes with others and that they are very simple to grow.

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  171. Mary on

    I have grown them once a few years ago when I was renting a house. They had been previously planted. Pretty purple ones. I really enjoyed having them 😊

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  172. Tyler on

    I haven’t grown them, but I really want to!

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  173. Margaret on

    I have had irises in the past. Beautiful peach ones I had gotten from a coworker. I had so many compliments on them. I am working on restarting my flowerbeds and would love to have irises again.

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  174. Meg on

    Currently have a Dutch Iris 💐 would love to plant a dwarf crested for next year 🤍

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  175. Stephanie G. on

    I grew yellow Dutch iris for the first time last spring. I’d love to grow even more this year!

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  176. Chris V on

    This will be my first summer (2022) that I’ll be planting a flower garden at 32 years old. I am so impatiently waiting to stick something in the ground to get it going, especially after reading your books and seeing everyone’s pictures. I think this would be such an exciting thing to start my flower gardens with!

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  177. Debbie on

    My earliest memories of flowers as a child were the irises my mom planted in her garden. My grandmother lived around the corner and she grew a huge variety as well. Spring and summer was always a special time to visit my grandparents’ beautiful yard. I had the chance to visit the Butchart Gardens in British Columbia several years ago. There were so many variations of iris; simply breathtaking and beautiful. Now I’m starting to grow my own; I love the purple and white combinations the most.

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  178. Jennifer Day on

    I have always admired the beauty of irises. So many shades to choose from. We renovated our backyard and side yards last fall. A few irises were planted. Beautiful shades of deep purples, white, and yellow. They are such a majestic flower.

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  179. Laura on

    I’ve grown them but in all honesty I have no idea what they are! They were originally planted by my grandmother at my parents home when I was a baby. Eventually took some when I moved from my parents house. They were solid yellow and purple ones, though!

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  180. Laura Stone on

    I have fond memories of irises from my childhood. My great grandmother had them planted at her back steps and so did my mother. I recently found out the the irises at my mother’s house were divided from the ones at her grandmother’s house. They are purple irises and absolutely beautiful.

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  181. Theresa Brady on

    Growing irises is the essence of channeling the garden spirit of my grandmother Rose. I remember her staying outside in her garden until the sun went down, and I’m proud to say, that I’m just like her! I have many of my grandmother’s cherished irises. She has Alzheimer’s and is in a care facility. I created a garden, just outside her dining room window, and planted her irises there. Now she gets to look out at her garden, every day. I would plant more there, if given the opportunity! Thank you! 💜

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  182. Rebekah Lackey on

    I’ve grown up a country girl (central Texas) loving iris. Whenever we would visit grandparents or just friends in the community, all had iris; I love the smell of them. When I was a young adult with small children, a lady in my church told me “that iris are a poor mans’ orchid”. True or not, I love iris, any color; I can honestly say that I’ve never met an iris that I didn’t think was beautiful. I joined an iris club and found out how truly diverse an iris is. I have bought iris, been given iris and, dug them up on abandoned home places. When we built our last home and moved in November 2019, the first flower that I brought from my old house was, used guessed it, an iris! I now have a dedicated iris bed along a walkway and already, it has been expanded two times. I have a sweet little granddaughter named Abby, so, I guess that I would have to say that my favorite iris is Abbey Road.

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  183. Bonnir on

    I’ve grown Itrises most of my adult life. I think it was the first plant I ever thinned/separated, it was alongside my parents house when I was in my 20s. My mother wanted them thinned so I researched how to do it and got to work. I’ve had irises ever since. I love Siberian iris, and recently got some blue bearded iris from a friend and they smell like grape soda, those are my new favorite.

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  184. Deb on

    We only have a few bearded irises in our garden, but I’m really looking forward to adding some of the beautiful varieties from Schreiner’s this fall.

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  185. Courtney Hildebrand on

    I’ve been Gardening year round for 3 yours now and irises are on my list of things to get. There are many I have salivated over in the Schreiber’s catalog for sure. If I had to pick a fav just from pics it would be the blues such as “Sky and Sun” or “Sea Power”. I love blue in a garden! It’s my signature color! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  186. Lisa Christopher on

    Growing up my parents did a lot of gardening, I believe my dad did have Irises in the backyard landscaping.
    My husband has always had the green thumb in the family with a yearly vegetable garden. Recently, I’ve been caring for our front yard adding different perennial and really enjoying the outdoors. Keep up the beautiful work you and your crew are doing!

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  187. Natalie Vazquez on

    I have not yet grown bearded irises. I am hoping to plant some this year. Thanks for highlighting some beautiful varieties and the Schreiner’s recommendation!

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  188. Darlene M. on

    I just planted some irises that I received from a neighbor. I’m not sure which variety they are, but look forward to them blooming next year so I can find out!

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  189. J Hardy on

    I have 3 different colors of iris in my garden, but would love to have more. One of my iris was given to me by a gentleman who’s mother was well know for breeding/hybridizing and sharing her iris with others in this small town.

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  190. Christina on

    We grew them on our hill when I was a kid. I remember the magic of them popping up and their happy little heads swaying above the grass and mint.
    I’m looking forward to trying them in my new home in zone 10! I hope my kids enjoy them as much as I did.

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  191. Maegen Hindson on

    We are a first year farm and would love to add Irises to our cut flower assortment for next year!

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  192. Amy Wirtanen on

    I’m a beginning gardener who loves bringing diversity and texture to my garden. I live in Maine where the growing seasons are short but lush. I’d love to try Irises in my flower beds!

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  193. Karen B. on

    I’ve always loved irises but never had anywhere to put them-until now! We just tore out the overgrown shrubs from our landscaping and I’ve been slowly adding some perennials to the new space.

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  194. Katrina Robb on

    My grandma grew beautiful bearded irises. Now that I lived on their property, I collect irises through flower trades to add to my collection to remind me of the ones she grew when I was a kid. She had two green thumbs and I am walking in her footsteps by bringing her gardens back to life.

    I love your blog and loved your show. Fellow Washingtonian gardener here living up on the Olympic Peninsula. Keep up the incredible work you and your crew do!

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  195. Tina Lynch on

    We have always had bearded iris. My mother was a phenomenal gardener. She passed away March of 2020 and 6 weeks later my husband decided to downsize our home. I took starts from all her plants and her irises now reside in my new garden.

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  196. Tara on

    I have never tried irises before but would love to try them out

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  197. Bonnie Collins on

    I have never grown Irises but would love to try them. This year has been my great experiment with bulbs and it has been challenging. I appreciate all your great resources and tips to help me as I continue to learn and grow.

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  198. Johanna on

    I love Irises; they are nostalgic for me and my father. I really love the ones that have more fragrance. I have yet to get my hands on a reblooming variety, but my goal is to one day get the white rebloomer, Immortality. I love all colors of flowers, but those pure white blooms are absolutely stunning.

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  199. Lynette Jones on

    I’ve never grown irises before, but I can’t wait to start my new cutting garden!!

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  200. Twozdai Hulse on

    I added one Painted Woman Siberian Iris to my garden last year and fell in love. I’ll be adding a few bearded iris’s to my garden this year and I couldn’t be more excited! Thank you for putting together such an informative bearded iris guide!

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  201. Shelby on

    Novice Gardner here! I have never grown irises myself but I love the blue/ purple irises with the yellow center. Its amazing how striking the colors are on that type!

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  202. Erin Anderson on

    I’ve never grown irises for cut flowers, but the Celebration Song variety is a beautiful two-toned bearded iris. Pale apricot blooms with lavender colored lower petals are so romantic and frilly.

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  203. Michelle on

    I have grown irises before! My favorite variety has a purple and white – and they were given to me by my mom. We have no idea what variety it is. 🤷‍♀️ I love your pink irises and hope to add some to my garden!

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  204. Christi Franks on

    I’ve actually never grown irises before but I’d love to try them, they’re so beautiful! I’m especially intrigued by the salmon pink colors.

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  205. Heather M. on

    Hi! I have never grown iris and as a beginner gardener I love and appreciate all of your helpful tips! Would absolutely love to try new and colorful flowers or, well really anything that grows haha A new acre for gardening is daunting, not sure how you did all that you have but it is nothing short of inspiring.

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  206. Megan Parsons on

    I have grown them and just moved a bunch of mine to a sunnier spot. I don’t have a specific favorite, but love “odd” colored ones. Black, deep blues and purples, firey reds and oranges.

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  207. Jackie Otts on

    We bought my husband Grandmothers house many years ago and she had a beautiful iris garden. I have not grown irises since then. I would love to add irises to my garden and share some with my Mother. It’s been so long I don’t know my favorite.

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  208. Linda on

    I have my first rhizomes to plant this week! I can’t wait to see them bloom next year.

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  209. Beth Schulman on

    I have not grown Irises before, but I have two beds I plan to expand my garden too. I am planning on buying one of your books to help me plan out those areas.
    I have been discovering my love of growing flowers along side my garden.

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  210. Robyn Terwilliger on

    My love of iris comes naturally as they were my grandmother and great grandma’s favorite flower. I even have some iris that I found at great grandma’s old farm land. I’ll be checking out the site you mentioned and thanks for sharing as you do ❤️

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  211. Angie Decker on

    I have never grown them, but have memories of my mom growing a beautiful purple Iris.

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  212. Amber brown on

    I have never grown irises and loving getting into more of a flower garden along with my vegetables. I put my first dahlias in this year and I am now hooked on big beautiful flowers 🌸🌼

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  213. Barb on

    It’s really wonderful to visit their gardens in person, some varieties are incredibly fragrant. I have peach, purple and a yellow/lavender one snuck in as well. I don’t know the names as they were a gift from a co-worker.

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  214. Sandee Horan on

    I have only grown Siberian Iris. I would love to grow the Bearded Iris as well. It would be a wonderful addition to my garden. They would also be a welcome addition to my flower photography.

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  215. Peg on

    I mostly have blue/purple irises (don’t know the variety). Would love some peach!

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  216. Desi on

    I dont know the variety but it was variegated.

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  217. Dana Bergman on

    I have only grown the purple irises that were here when I bought the property, but I have nursed them to bloom. The first 2 years I only got greens. My grandmother passed and I recently transplanted some from her yard as a memory garden sonce they were her favorites. I am hoping my new property makes them thrive like they did in her yard. My birthday is next week and I love plantable flowers, tubers and bulbs. I would love to get these as a birthday present. I have only received flowers for birthday and Valentine’s three times in 21 years of marriage, so I have to buy my own or grow my own when I want flowers.

    Thank you for all of your helpful tips and for the chance to win something beautiful!

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  218. Laurie Youngquist on

    Mine are purple with a white accent. I love them and have them planted in a giant mass. They are spectacular in May. I don’t know the name because I received them from my Mom in my childhood home’s garden.

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  219. Rosa on

    I love iris plants with their elegant stems and ruffled heads. I currently have traditional purple and yellow and white irises, but would love to add to the collection. :)

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  220. Tracy on

    I love Irises! I only have a few varieties but would love more. My favorite is a peach one.

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  221. Laurie Ann on

    I have not grown them yet, but would certainly like to.

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  222. Teri on

    I love Iris! The most easy to grow and nearly maintenance free flower that grows so nicely in our Grand Valley!

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  223. Melissa S on

    Yes, I LOVE them, especially if they are scented

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  224. Catherine Charles on

    Our neighbors growing up had gorgeous bearded irises. I love them but I have never been successful growing them. I am going to try in earnest this year. Thank you for the information.

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  225. Christine on

    Years ago a woman in KY would sell irises by the side of the road for $2! They were surprises since they were unlabeled, beautiful surprises when they bloomed. I usually shop for irises by filtering for fragrant varieties

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  226. Angela on

    I love all the Iris varieties, I cannot pick a favorite – I have them all over my yard. Today I dug up about 50 of them to move to another garden and divide them.

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  227. Christine on

    I have struggled with Irises that my Mom has planted in the past as she wasn’t able to keep up with maintaining them. I would love to have some I can call my own.😃❤️😃

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  228. Kathy Snyder on

    I love irises! I am currently moving some that I rescued from the fields around my great grandparents farm in Michigan. I do not know what name or color they are because I have not seen them bloom! I would love more information so I can Make sure they are transplanted properly!

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  229. Anne on

    I have grown iris for years and am completely in love and obsessed with them. Spaceagers are my favorite.

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  230. Trish Pruden on

    Bearded Iris were my moms favorite. She became a master gardener late in her life and she shared her love of the iris giving them away and teaching people about them in the small town she lived in. She would give me all different varieties when I bought my house. Now I have many varieties but I don’t know what any are. She passed several years ago so they are her legacy to me. Sharing them now gives my heart happiness!

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  231. Jean on

    I have inherited some which are planted improperly and become problematic. They sprawl and tip over.
    Just haven’t made friends with them. Perhaps now I will

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  232. Sariah on

    I love and grow giant bearded irises the black and multiple colors are my favorites.

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  233. Gary Grogan on

    All we have is Granny’s purple Iris’ that have been coming back every year since she left us….around 25 years ago. I want to move them to our property and surround them with other Iris’ to go with Granny’s iron bench…chairs and table.

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  234. Jayne Tiehes on

    I have always had an iris bed. They were my Grandmothers favorite flower, and some of mine are from her iris bed, they have traveled with me to 4 different states. I couldn’t imagine my garden without Grans favorites.
    Thank you for the constant inspiration!

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  235. Robin Lensi on

    Just starting to introduce some into me garden.

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  236. Cecilia on

    Bearded irises are some of my favorites. I love them all, but especially adore the black varieties! I only got to plant one in my garden this year but have thoughts about what I’ll be doing next year.

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  237. Allie on

    I grow bearded iris that were gifted from a neighbor’s garden. They are beautiful! This year they underperformed, and when I dug them up recently, I found yucky borers in the rhizomes. Any advice? And should I take a break from iris?

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  238. Valerie on

    I have not grown iris before . Just starting to garden a few years ago

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  239. Chatti Brown on

    I always thought iris were common until my daughter was born and we named her Iris after the Greek goddess of the rainbow. Now I can’t get enough, especially after your iris guide! We have irises planted in the shade which I’ll have to move to a sunny spot but they are the common purple ones. I’d like to prove to our neighbors that they come in all shades of colors and are not “common” at all!

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  240. Sheila Washburn on

    Irises are one of my favorites flowers to grow. I have some thatvwhete my grandmothers and every time we move I dig them up and rake them with me It’s been 5 times but not moving anymore. I found the deer don’t seem to like them And we have lots of deer. Our farm is surrounded by fane land. Would LOVE to be a winner Found you on Discovery+

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  241. Joelle on

    The blues remind me of my mother, iris’ are some of fav flowers; and I love the “Find your fade” from the iris guide – it is the next one I want!

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  242. Kim on

    I have started to plant an English rose garden & just placed my first order from Schrieners to add some gorgeous breaded irises to the mix. I can’t wait for my order to arrive!

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  243. Janet on

    Grew a few years ago. They were lavender in color and a friend gave them to me. Would love to grow more as they are beautiful.

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  244. DanaB on

    Yes, I have a few large bearded Iris, though I have no idea what kind. Dark purple, lavender, peach, two tone brick red and yellow, and a purple and white two tone. Would love more!

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  245. Whitney Meier on

    I have never grown Irises, but would love to grow some for my wedding next year!

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  246. Nicole on

    I have grow Best In Blue and Peggy Sue Irises, my favorite is Peggy Sue and the grape-ish smell the plant has!

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  247. Joeda Lanquist on

    My GrandMother in Ponca City OK had Beautiful Iris lining Her 40 foot drive way. As a child, It was wonderful to see and A very wonderful memory for me. She made many a bouquet for young men trying to impress their dates with flowers.

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  248. Sue on

    Bearded irises always remind me of my husband’s grandma. She grew the most gorgeous irises in her vast gardens. I would love to add some of Schreiner’s gorgeous offerings to my yard.

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  249. Lorraine on

    My favorite is currently champagne and strawberries.

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  250. Debbie on

    I have acquired a large bed of iris with the purchase of a commercial property. Thank you for the info about thinning; they don’t bloom well and I think they are too tight.

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  251. Ed Hines on

    Hi! :-D

    My wife and I just moved into an old stone farmhouse and we are looking to decorate the inside and outside with Iris’. I love the Bearded Iris and the Lousiana Iris! I served as a Marine in Iraq so I use gardening to relax these days. Your Iris’s are great!

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  252. Monique Weaver on

    I had a batch of iris’ at a home I lived in years ago. The striking purple that bleeds into the white would be my first choice. I would be selecting new ones off of recommendations. Always a great way to start.

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  253. Brandy on

    I have grown a few given to me but my sister in law, I do really enjoy them, they always bring a smile to my face when I see my big lavender colored one ready to bloom.

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  254. Kelly on

    I have grown iris for several years. They are one of my favorite spring flowers after cold Iowa winters. My favorite is an unknown iris passed from my grandmas yard to my moms and now to mine. It is a deep dark almost black purple.

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  255. Michelle Nagengast on

    We inherited irises when we purchased our home! Over the years I’ve been keeping them since and have grown to love them. Your’s are beautiful!

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  256. Renee on

    I have never tried irises but would love to!

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  257. Sarah Scooneas on

    I have never grown irises but I always admire them when I see them. I love the blush to peach shades.

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  258. Erica on

    I just bought two irises that are apricot colored but they’ve been waiting in the box for a bit as I haven’t had time to clear a space to plant them

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  259. Jeana Nieves on

    I have iris that have been passed down from my great grandmother’s home and my great aunt’s home here in Texas. My 88 year old mother has several varieties growing in her yard. I love them all but I’m drawn to peaches and blues. Would love to add new varieties to my flower beds.

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  260. Gloria on

    My dad loved growing irises. All of the irises that I have are starts from his garden. One color he did not have was yellow. So would love to add that color to my garden.

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  261. Ailsa White on

    I have a few irises that my mother-in-law planted in my garden which she shared from her garden. I do not know the variety. However, I look on them lovingly as a memorial to her as she has passed. I would like to add more varieties to the bed of this lovely flower.

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  262. Betty Grogan on

    I have a purple bearded iris that I get so many compliments on so it’s time to add more to my garden.

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  263. Denise Defenderfer on

    I absolutely love the soft beauty of Iris’s and love that they are so strong and resilient! Unfortunately, I only have the light lilac color, and see so many other beautiful colors around every spring! I’d 💗💗💗 to expand my Iris palette!!💐💗

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  264. Joyce Sherman on

    I have grown the bearded iris before and sometimes mine don’t bloom.

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  265. Katherine schubert on

    I have grown Iris’s for years, always gifts from family as they divided their plants- such amazing colors. My favorite by far is the Iris Domestica.. It’s has such a beautiful and delicate flower, but more important to me, it reminds me of my dad who passed away recently. This was his favorite and every family has a piece of his plant at their house. the one plant i was able to bring to our new home had a beautiful bloom for the 1st time this year❤️

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  266. Karen Behr on

    Ohio here, I have Iris and I love the ones that smell like grapes and others that smell like rootbeer!

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  267. Sarah Smith on

    I have never grown irises but would love to start!

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  268. Cassandra on

    I have only grown the purple variety but would love to branch out and grow some new varieties to add to my arrangements!

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  269. Sharla fellers on

    I love iris- especially the ones that smell like grape kool aid.

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  270. Rhonda on

    I have yet to try my hand growing my “own” iris, but my dear husband lost his first wife of 30 years…and I inherited her beautiful small collection. I would very much like to expand that collection and combine our love for these flowers in honor of her…and in honor of our life now.

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  271. Drew Stegeman on

    I love irises, and particularly love any variety that is a Blyth introduction 😊

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  272. Michelle on

    I am an Oregonian now living in Northern Utah and I love Shreiners Irises! My daughter named our first grand baby Iris Grace so I would have to say SHE’S my favorite Iris 💝 haha

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  273. Robin Fortenberry on

    Have several different Iris but no labels to identify as most were gifted from others yards. I am really fond of the oldies, whites and purples. Over time, I have come to enjoy the peaches pinks and some bi colors. I greatly appreciate your guides and other resources. Thank you for being a greatful and caring gardener and farmer.

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  274. Sandra on

    My grandma used to grow bearded irises. At some point, the only kind I knew! Love them all, specially those blush colors!

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  275. Monica on

    I love them all, still hope to see the ones I brought California to New England blooms

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  276. Matt on

    I grew up with Iris’s and they always remind me of home. My husband and I have iris’s that have been passed down from our great grandparents, grandparents, and parents. They truly are a remarkable flower. We would love to add more to the collection! We are actually creating an even bigger Iris bed on the side of the house!

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  277. Amber on

    I have many irises that came with my garden so I don’t know the variety names. But there is one I love that is such a delicate, almost iridescent blue-lavender color, so light it almost reads white on camera. I’d love to find the name and plant more! Along with expanding the range of colors we have planted.

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  278. Nathina Duncan on

    I have never grown irises before but I have a large wishlist going!!!! I first fell in love with Easter Candy and on the other end of the spectrum All Night Long!!! But there are so many more that are absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to get planting!!

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  279. Lauren Calderon on

    I have grown bearded irises. I have a beautiful pale indigo one. That is my favorite. I don’t know the name. I also aquired some peach ones and merlot colored ones. I hope they bloom this year.

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  280. Caitlin Meredith on

    I have some yellow bearded irises and some purple Japanese irises. I also have some dwarf iris which looks lovely in my rock garden. Purple irises of any variety are my favorite!

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  281. Lynnette Kish on

    I only have 2 irises but they are my favorite flower. I’m not really sure why I only have a couple. With the name iris in my email address for over 20 years you would think I would have a whole garden full, lol. Looking forwarding to expanding my favorite flower in the coming years.

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  282. Julie on

    I have never grown iris and just started gardening. Having the most fun of my life!

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  283. Stacia Conner on

    I have just ordered a few for the first time! I live in Florida in zone 8b I believe. You have truly inspired me. I have cleaned several areas in my yard for a cutting garden and read your books cover to cover. Thank you for being an inspiration and a true trailblazer ❤️

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  284. Jodi Logue on

    I love bearded iris, but my favorites are from an elderly friend’s garden and I have no idea what they are called. They are almost blackish purple though and smell like grape soda!

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  285. Suzanne Osborne on

    I have grown bearded irises before. They were a gift from an old friend. They are so easy, but learned not to cover entire bulb. Mine did much better sitting on top of the soil, and the roots nicely covered. I am living at a new place and would love to start over with some new iris!

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  286. julie taylor on

    i grow irises! i love the deep purple blue color!!!💙💜

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  287. Kaeli Campbell on

    I love the dwarf bearded iris Betty Boop, it’s very easy to grow and fits in nicely anywhere.

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  288. Marcia on

    Stairway to Heaven was one of my favorites. The height, color and size of the blooms were awesome.

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  289. Cindy E on

    I have not grown iris before, but I would LOVE some pretty pink ones! <3

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  290. Heather Rogers on

    I have not personally grown Iris before. When we bought this house there were a few massive clumps of them that looked like they had never been divided. At that time I knew nothing about them. I dug them up and gave them away. Wishing I hadn’t someone that now!!

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  291. Karen Buss on

    I used to have several varieties of beautiful irises. They are my favorite flowers! I love the bluest ones and the peach/coral colors. The only names I can remember are Blue Suede Shoes and Beverly Sills.

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  292. Laurie Mask on

    I have not grown irises before but I love them. This was my first year to have a cut flower garden. I plan on adding them for next year. I hope to start selling next year. Floret has been such a huge inspiration to me. I have learned so much from your books, website, & your show. Thank you so much for what you do!!!🌸🥰🌺

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  293. Jeanette Eiler on

    When we moved into our new home I knew I wanted to plant irises. Growing up, my neighbor had beautiful irises on display all different colors and I’ve always wanted some resemblance of that. If I get any rhizomes I know exactly where I’ll plant them:right by the front to door to welcome us and others who come to visit!

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  294. Barbara Rivera on

    I have Louisiana irises and yellow flag irises but I’m dying to try the bearded guys! I love that peachy color.

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  295. Nancy LaPorte on

    There were irises at our house when we moved in. They were a beautiful purple, but only bloomed one year for us. I’ve always thought about seeing if I could grow them, but have never tried. I’d love to give it a go!

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  296. Nicole Lin on

    I’ve grown the ones that smell like grape soda- they’re my favorite.

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  297. Maria on

    I first grew iris about 4 years ago, started with just a few rhizomes and now I have plenty to share ! But they’re all the same variety, so I need different ones. Love purples ! Mine are dark purple bearded irises. I adore your flower farm and hope to have a little patch soon once I clear a full acre of invasive species

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  298. Rhonda Evans on

    I have not tried growing neared irises before. I am just getting started with flower farming and I plan to start planting some in the near future. The pictures of your flowering field are gorgeous.

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  299. Joann Frederick on

    I was gifted many beautiful bearded iris from a cousin a few years ago. They are my favorite flower! . I tease my grown daughters, that I would have named them each “Iris” if I had a chance for a do over naming them.

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  300. Brittni on

    I only have my grandmas dwarf purple iris, they were my first a year ago!

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  301. TN on

    When I was barely a teenager, I found my love of gardening after playing around with planting some flowers around the home we grew up in, included were a couple of irises. Since then, I have not had an opportunity to try irises again, until this past year. Unfortunately, the rhizomes did not make it and the plants didn’t survive. I would love to try again this next year with some beautiful irises.

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  302. Sheri on

    I have several varieties including an orange ( Savannah Sunset), a pink (I pink I can) and a purple that I have no idea but it has a history. The purple was already established in the yard of our first house. My Father-in-law loves irises and when they needed to be divided he took some home with him(to another state). Three houses and more than 10 years later I now have some of these back in my yard! The patch he has from my original is pretty big too!

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  303. Beth Hasenauer on

    I have irises in my yard that were here when we bought it. I’m looking forward to dividing them this year. They were some of my mothers favorites and I grew up with them and gladiolus in our side yard. They were always so fun to look at and see the intricacies of the flowers with their fluttery edges.

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  304. Andrea on

    I love irises, I have a few and orange harvest is my favorite! Can’t wait to put some more in when they arrive! Schreiner’s irises are just beautiful! Thank you Floret for the opportunity and for everything that you share!

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  305. Jennifer on

    I love a good iris! I have a few but my deep purple (black), purple, and light purple (blue) are my favorites!

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  306. Antionette Bracher on

    Yes, I have an Iris garden. It started on a whim several years ago after a boss had talked about how beautiful they were. Small..very small but added to each year..All kinds. It would be hard to choose a favorite bearded variety.. Love how they shimmer like silk as the light hits then. They have been an effective barrier to protect daylilies that are much loved by whitetail deer that frequently come into the yard.

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  307. Dianne Stickney on

    In the yard of the first home my husband and I purchased 45 years ago their were so many beautiful iris. The house was over 100 years old and I felt like some of those iris had been there forever. When we sold the house to move to our current location I left the iris there. I am so sorry I did. The new owners were not gardeners. I have some purple iris here that were from my grandparents farm. I would love to add some new varieties for my garden and my daughters.

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  308. Lizzy Kippe on

    My boyfriend and I recently moved into our first home, and as a gift from his parents we received a beautiful family heirloom purple and white striped bearded iris that originated in his great grandmother’s garden. I wish I could share a picture! Sadly, I do not know the variety by name, but it will always hold a special memory for us of family.

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  309. Susan Erisman on

    I have purple iris in my garden. I have only had them for two years and am learning how to take care of them.

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  310. Roxanne on

    This is my first year growing iris and I’m sooo excited for spring! I just received my first order from Schreiner’s Iris Gardens but dreaming about all the varieties I need in my life! It was extremely difficult to narrow down.

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  311. Stawn Barber on

    I have not grown bearded iris before, but would love to have Abiqua Falls in my garden. Thanks so much!

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  312. Lorrie Vance on

    Growing up my mom had hundreds of irises, they were her favorite flower before day lillies. I can remember a neighbor moving from Michigan to my home state Virginia. She told me she loved my moms “flags” and how beautiful they were. It took me forever to understand that she was talking about moms irises, lol! I now have 1, its white and it is from one of my favorite clients. I cherish her and I can’t wait until it blooms.

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  313. Ellen on

    I currently do not have any bearded iris growing in my garden. A friend has offered some of hers when she divides this fall, a dark purple, that I can’t wait to plant. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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  314. Katie on

    My mother and grandmother loved bearded irises and always had them in their gardens. I just made my first order, so my daughter can grow up seeing them, just like I did.

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  315. Traci on

    I have purple iris and would love to add yellow.

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  316. Mallory on

    I’ve never grown irises before but have always admired from afar. I would love to bring some of that beauty to my own garden.

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  317. Karen Becker on

    I’ve never grown Iris’ before but with every flower you highlight, I’m smitten! I have a tiny yard, but I’m working on turning it into a beautiful showcase of color…with the help of my learnings from Floret. Thank you for all that you do and share with us — so very much appreciated ❤️

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  318. Christi Halisky on

    I just purchased a home with the land to make the garden I have always dreamed of. I would love to have the iris be one of my first spring bloomers. I have never planted them before.

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  319. Katherine on

    I have never grown Irises before. Looking forward to looking over all of the varieties and making a selection to plant this year.

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  320. Melody Lund on

    I have always loved irises and hope to plant some in our garden. I transplanted some from my MILs house once then sadly, we ended up moving not long after! Never got to enjoy them😭
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  321. Marcy Miller on

    I got my love of irises from my mother and grandmother! I love how easy they are to care for-but they would be worth it even if they were fussy. Another bonus is that the deer don’t eat them-which is amazing since they eat everything else around here!

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  322. Denise on

    I have never grown them before. They are a beautiful flower and I would love to add them to my gardens

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  323. kitty stimson on

    I was given a lovely yellow irsh that I have treasured and passed along to neighbors. A lovely pink one would look beautiful with it. Thanks

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  324. Mary Kay Taber on

    I had a tough time growing iris…even though deer are not suppose to eat them, they did keep pulling mine out and leaving them in the driveway. I would like to try them again because you have such pretty varieties.

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  325. Breanne on

    I’ve never grown them before but they’d be a beautiful addition to my work-in-progress garden!

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  326. Aimee on

    I have never grown them, but I would love to try!

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  327. leslie jones on

    I have the loveliest purple irises. A friend gave me a few and now they have grown into many and are just beautiful!

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  328. Ashley on

    I have never grown them, but would love to start! They look gorgeous!

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  329. Joan Rasmussen on

    My father always grew Irises, he loved every one of them, his favorite was the purple. His next favorite was roses. I finally have a home of my own and planting my own flowers.

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  330. Val on

    I’ve never grown them before and would be so excited to try them!

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  331. Joan Underwood on

    I have grown iris for many years! The ones I have now have unknown names. They have been passed along by friends, have been replanted from patches found at different houses I have lived in and replanted from a place at the beach I had for a short time. I currently am rejuvenating a family farm and have found a lovely lavender one that must have been planted by an ancestor many years ago!

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  332. Chatti Brown on

    We had irises in our yard that I pulled up cause it was in shade ( they were the more common purple one). I knew nothing about iris growing but when my daughter was born we named her Iris after the Greek goddess of the rainbow. So now I’m back to growing iris or at least trying. The one I’m loving is Ghost Haunter. I’m so happy for your guide and showing me that the plant is gorgeous!

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  333. Leisa Meade on

    I have only the Japanese ones and I so love the different varieties. I didn’t know there were so many different ones to choose from. I would love begin my new collection

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  334. Sherri Reed on

    I have never grown them due to moving every few years for the military. We are now settled and I’m looking forward to starting a garden. These remind me so much of my mother, she’s amazing at growing them.

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  335. Kelley Nordberg on

    I have moved over the years, but always bring with me the old fashioned ones from my grandparents farm. They are a lovely lavender and smell just like grape jelly!

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  336. Melissa on

    I have never grown them but I would be more than delighted to try and learn something new! They are very beautiful when they bloom.

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  337. Brittany on

    I’ve grown purple and white bearded irises! They grow abundantly where I live in Eastern WA and I would love to have more. Thank you so much!

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  338. Judy Neely on

    I have grown a few irises and my favorite color, so far, is the white. I don’t know the specific name of it as it came with bunches of irises that I dug from a friend’s yard. Just to be clear, she gave me permission to do so. (smile) I have visited the Schreiner’s Iris Gardens once and thought it was one of the most magical gardens I’ve ever visited.

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  339. Jean Benton on

    I have always loved irises. I have several tall, bearded varieties, but my favorite is the tall garden purple that came from a division my grandmother gave my
    Mom and was then passed to me.

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  340. STEPHANIE Goodrich on

    I have never planted Irises before but would love to try my hand at it. I would also love to explore lesser known verities and colors other than the standard purple (although those are lovely as well)

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  341. Gary on

    These are some that I haven’t had the chance to grow yet. Finally moved into our forever home last September, and since seeing a certain show on Magnolia Network, we have been pretty busy adding to the yard. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  342. Dee Stumpo on

    I’ve never grown irises before but started looking at them just this year!

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  343. Dorothy Welsh on

    I love iris. The only ones I have are the old fashioned ones that grew around an old piece of farmland we bought. The colors are blue and solid white.

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  344. Jamie Wilkerson on

    I am currently starting my iris in my garden in memory of my childhood summers on my grandparent’s farm. Grannie would always buy 1 or 2 new ones each year. Oh how I wished I had some of hers on our Arkansas farm now.

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  345. Elizabeth on

    My lovely friend gifted me with some beautiful lavender and deep purple bearded irises from her garden. They have since multiplied over the years and are always my favorite flowers to see bloom come the end of Spring!

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  346. Emi Love on

    I love bearded iris and japanese iris.
    They are both so unique in their own way.

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  347. Cherisse on

    I love iris! I have planted so many over the years. Usually they dont come with names as they are gifts from friends and neighbors.

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  348. Candace on

    I have never had the pleasure of growing irises. I’m new to growing flowers in general. This is my second year growing dahlias and I’m falling in love with gardening!

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  349. Laura Voelker on

    I love bearded irises! My favorites are the tall reblooming irises in all colors.

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  350. Judy Ryen on

    I love irises, all of them…early spring brings dwarf purple irises then the vintage yellow, followed by the iris with variegated leaves with blossoms that smell like grape kool-aid and lastly the giant irises that really make a statement!

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  351. Lisa on

    I’ve grown Blue Flag Irises which is native to my area in Long Island, NY. I have a cat that enjoys walking through my garden, so will be replacing most of my lilies with lots of irises and coneflowers since they’re more cat-friendly plants.

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  352. Kristen on

    My sweet elderly neighbor gifted me some iris last year, and it was such a joy to have them bloom this spring! I would love to add some more varieties to my garden!

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  353. Melinda Plummer on

    Most of my varieties are very old fashioned from the farm. I have many colors. Time for me to add new variety.

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  354. Anne Psensky on

    I love iris! My favorite from this last season was Rebecca Anne. I get the most compliments for one named Splat.

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  355. Elaine on

    I have grown Iris over th3 last 40 years. My favorites are the Siberians…for their foliage, and brilliant colors. My absolute favorite iris is a German iris ‘Edge of Winter’ it is an ethereal, water colored white and.blue beauty.

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  356. CaryAnn Hancock on

    I just love irises of all varieties! They are so easy to care for. However, I do need some bearded irises for my walkway garden.

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  357. Peggy on

    Yes I have grown iris. Not sure of the name but I like them all. The new varieties are so much prettier than the old ones but I have some that are a light and dark purple. While they are smaller and a little plain they are special to me. They came from the old home on one of the places we have farmed for 50 years .

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  358. Joyce Meinhardt on

    I currently have a few irises and plan to create much more space for them. One beautiful lavender one that I have smells just like grape soda! Thank you for sharing all the beauty of your flowers and for all the knowledge you impart!

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  359. Judy Takasaki on

    Love irises! My father planted some Japanese Blue Irises in my backyard a couple of years ago before he passed away. So, I think of him every year when they bloom again. 💙💙💙

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  360. Mary on

    I love irises! I have some in pots! Mine are purple ones received from daughter-in-law

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  361. Fiona on

    I have a few purple irises that were at my house when we moved here and I’m looking to add different colors to my flower flower gardens. Love all the info I learn from your wonderful site❤️

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  362. Kellie on

    My mom has grown irises before. We just moved and unfortunately she couldn’t bring very many with her seeing how it was winter. I think she likes the bumblebee variety? But really we just like all types of flowers around here just like color throughout the whole season.

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  363. Elizabeth Scheller on

    No, I’ve never grown irises. My Mom grew a beautiful blue bearded iris.

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  364. Crystal Bailey on

    I have had bearded irises, they were from my sweet grandma and they were a deep purple. She loved them so very much. I would love to have them in my flower garden again. Thank you for all you do Erin, to make the world a beautiful place.

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  365. Sonya B on

    I inherited a stunning purple iris from my father, who told me his father used to grow ones with brown flags. Every year, when the iris return, I remember both of the wonderful men who grew them before me.

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  366. Dawn Brotz on

    I have never grown iris before. My dad always let me pic one or two out of his catalogs as a kid. I think I need to add some to my garden this year.

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  367. Michelle on

    I’ve never grown irises before. We bought our first house last June and I have been planting up a storm! The irises in your photos are stunning and I am eager to try! Your book was such a huge inspiration and I have been enjoying bouquets from my 1st year garden all summer ❤️

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  368. Elizabeth on

    New to Irises but my grandpa had a special bed just for iris that he planted before he passed away. Unfortunately he never got to see them bloom. However on the day of his funeral one pure white iris bloomed it was called ‘Eternal Bliss’. His bed of irises were beautiful when they were in bloom. Now that I’m married and have a house/landscape of. My own I plan to plant lots of irises in his memory. I definitely got my green thumb and love of everything garden and flowers from him and my dad.

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  369. Jennifer M Johnson on

    I’ve collected irises since 2013. My mother-in-law has shared with me some historic irises she’s grown for over 25 years. I’ve purchased some newer varieties from Schreiner’s and some historics from various growers. My absolute favorite variety is “Mystique”.

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  370. Jenni on

    I saved huge clumps of irises from a tiller last summer and it was love at first dig. Would love to add to my rescues. ❤️

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  371. Coreena Parras on

    I have never grown Irises before but would love to add them to my gardens of Lilly’s, pincushions, poppies and roses!!! I just love different colors of different flowers when I sit out there with my coffee.

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  372. Sandi on

    Always reliable Iris!❤️ I’d love to love some apricot and blush colors for a new planting area I have ready.

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  373. Lisa H on

    When we moved into our current house, I relocated some purple irises to the south side of the house. Over the years I have planted many other things in that area and those purple irises are the only plant to not only survive but thrive. I now have a new found love and admiration for this hardy flower. My future goal is to have a rainbow of colored irises to enjoy.

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  374. Brandee Goodnight on

    My grandmother grew Iris’s of all colors and shapes. We have been in our home 2 years on 5 acres that had nothing but oak trees. It’s because of my grandmother we have this home. She has now passed but there is so much in the way of flowers I put into our place that keep her memory alive. We are Slowly turning it into our paradise. I would love to add Irises because it’s because of my grandmother that we have this home. I would love to be blessed with your irises.

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  375. Tracy Olomi on

    Bearded irises are one of a few flowers which hold a special place in my heart since it was one of my grandmother’s favorite flowers. As a child, I would get up close to admire the fuzzy beards while bees visited and to take in the scent of late Spring. I have a few gifted varieties in my garden, but have purchased a few new varieties to try and I have a feeling that this is the beginning of the end of my traditional grass covered yard.

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  376. Donna Howard on

    I love the Iris. I can’t pick a favorite. I would share with my friends if I were too win.

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  377. Lori Moses on

    My grandfather helped me plant my first garden when I was four. He lived 1500 miles away but he came every year for as long as he was able and we planted together. In his yard he grew beautiful purple bearded irises. One thing I asked for before they sold his house was some of the irises. I still have them. It’s been 48 years since we planted that garden and I’m now a full time farmer. Each year I look forward to May and the special memories when his irises bloom.

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  378. Leah Morrison on

    I’ve never grown iris before! It’s not until this year that I’ve started researching them and seen some of the other varieties!!! I’ve always seen the yellow and burgundy ones (which has never been my favorite color combination), but I’m really interested in some of the pinkish/orange ones!

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  379. Deborah Hester on

    I haven’t tried growing iris in the past but would love to try them in zone 7b. Just moved to zone 7b about 3 years ago and I am learning what plants will flourish here. I love the color of the bearded iris that is part of the background of the giveaway.

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  380. Betsy Rodriguez on

    Oh my. I just LOVE iris!
    I have a few in my garden now, they are all the classic purple/blue. So beautiful! But I would LOVVVVEEE to plant some pink and other purples.

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  381. Patricia E on

    I have big planted my own irises although we do have several that are on our property from the former owner. I love them and my daughters name is Ira so they remind me of her.

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  382. Lydia Hughes on

    I absolutely love irises although I have never grown them myself! I love blush colored varieties the best!! I love on the mountain in Tennessee. And irises grow wonderful in this area. Can’t wait to add some to my flower garden.

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  383. Katie on

    Yes, there were irises here when we moved in. I’d over to try some bearded iris!

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  384. Lisa Pilz on

    I have loved bearded iris ever since my childhood hanging out at my grandparents home in Napa, Ca. My grandma had a huge patch of purple iris in a 25’ triangle at the entrance of their house. It was so amazing to see them in full bloom. I am a cut flower grower but I add a few varieties every year. I am partial to the deep reds and maroon colors.

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  385. Carolyn Ofria on

    I’ve grown bearded and Japanese irises. Had to leave my bearded irises at our last home as we hadn’t found a house before we sold. New home has 1.3 acres. It had 2 trees and 6 bushes, so I’m starting from scratch.
    Would love to add some irises to my new beds.

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  386. Anu on

    I have never grown irises. But I have really enjoyed all your iris pictures this year. I am especially in love with the apricot hues.

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  387. Ann Haines on

    I love my irises and have good luck with them. I have many types, bearded, Siberian, pacific coast, Japanese, Dutch and more. My collection is currently around 3 dozen different plants. Two of this years favorite bearded varieties were the almost black “before the storm” and the bronze/purple ” vigilante”.

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  388. Karen Bowermaster on

    I’m finally starting my dream flower farm, irises would make a beautiful addition.

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  389. Shanon on

    Irises are my favorite. I grew some in the past, but they died out, and looking back with more experience I’m sure I overwatered them. I don’t have a favorite, but I’m always most intrigued by any that are blue or almost black.

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  390. Angie on

    I grow bearded irises and all of them have been divisions from neighbors and friends. I have no idea what varieties they are but I have at least 3 of them in my yard. I would love to grow more because they are one of my favorite flowers!

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  391. Christine on

    I have never grown irises before.. I have some peach + white colored ones on my list to try in the front garden and in our new moon garden ☾

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  392. Yvonne Ranft on

    I have always loved Irises, I would love to have some.

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  393. Jocelyn Newman on

    When I was a little girl my Dad grew the most beautiful Iris’. He had a garden bed that was dedicated to them….they were so beautiful. I never thought about growing Iris’ until I watched your show. I purchased your book to start my own flower gardening and am going to switch to growing flowers instead of vegetables. Much smaller scale for me! My husband passed away a couple years ago and I need a new gardening pick-me-up! So glad I discovered you and your flower passion.

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  394. Jody Jessop on

    Oh my goodness! This is so fun! I’ve never grown iris’, but I’m just now growing dahlias and cosmos and sweet pees and I’m having the time of my life! How awesome to be given a chance to buy exactly what I would want, what an amazing opportunity. Thank you and God bless you all! ❤️🌺

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  395. Cynthia Huhman on

    My grandmother collected iris of every color. I want to start my own collection to enjoy.

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  396. Jeri Foushee on

    My late Mom gave me a bag of Miraposa Wizard irises many years ago, it was the last gift she gave me. Every year when these delightful babies open their faces to the warm sun, I think of her and count my lucky stars for the many, wonderful years we shared together.

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  397. Emily Karlsson on

    I have lived in my house for 15 years and have always wanted to plant some irises and tulips, but have never done it, because, you know priorities like groceries, clothes for the kids, etc….

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  398. Amy Osborn on

    I transplanted some but don’t know their variety. I would love to learn more with the guide.

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  399. Chrissie Zavagalia on

    New to Irises this year but I am loving my Variegata. They have such personality!

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  400. Kat on

    I had some nice established irises that were in the garden bed of our first house. The lady we purchased the house from was an amazing gardener and had so many beautiful plants. I don’t know the variety of the irises but I sure enjoyed them!

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  401. Becky Cleverly on

    My mother gave me some beautiful Iris’ to plant in my first ever home. They are a beautiful peach bearded type with a hint of lavender. They are the only thing that flourishes in my rocky soil. I think they are beautiful as can be, and they make me happy!

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  402. Karen Garbee on

    Iris are the most rewarding flowers to me. They grow in a variety of soils, are deer resistant, (in the Colorado woods that’s very important) prolific and elegant no matter the variety. You can’t help but stop to admire them. They are also a wonderful challenge to photograph or paint whether in oils or watercolors. The best part of all though is sharing them with friends when dividing in the Fall.

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  403. Kristina on

    Years ago I had a beautiful flower garden loved my Violet Iris! Unfortunately I had to move and through the years I’ve dreamed of being back on my feet and enjoying a garden again. This year my newly husband and I built our first home together and I’m so excited as I get to start creating my new flower bed.

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  404. Janet McMillan on

    would be exciting to add to my growing flower project. this is apparently an addiction, but in the most positive way.

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  405. Rita Graham on

    My mother always grew irises and many were from her mom. I don’t know the variety but I always loved her purple ones. I tried to transplant a few of her irises in Texas but have never gotten them to bloom as well as they did for her. Perhaps I need the guide!!

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  406. Carole G on

    I have a few varieties in my garden, but I think I need to lift them and plant them less deeply.

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  407. Wendy M on

    I’ve never grown them but always wanted to. I remember my Grandma’s garden with peach and purple colored varieties which I love. 💗

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  408. Kate on

    I have never grown my own bearded Irises. I’m a single mother, so my flower & garden budget is pretty small. I usually can only afford seeds. A special childhood memory is of visiting my grandmother’s house on Whidbey Island & seeing so many irises. I have dreamed of growing my own! I’m planning flower beds to try sell cut flowers for some extra money in the Spring & would LOVE to win so I can add iris bulbs to my plans. Thank you!!!

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  409. Kimberly C on

    I absolutely love irises, and currently my favorite is a almost GLOWING wine purpoe called Swing Town

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  410. Jenny Hines on

    When we moved here to our property in January of 2020, there were irises that came up in the spring in the back, they are really old, our property was part of the original land grant from William Penn to Lancelot Fallowfield, built prior to 1730. I am now addicted to Irises, I really love the bearded and Louisiana Irises. I am amazed by all the varieties.

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  411. Alisha on

    Yes I have a couple irises that were planted by the previous owners. My favorites are the bearded type.
    Really like the dark purple/black varieties!

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  412. Cass on

    I have beautiful dark purple ones, unknown name! Love it

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  413. Kate Moore on

    I have never grown irises before. I’d be happy to try my hand at it. You’re so kind to do this giveaway.

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  414. Woody Brewster on

    Love iris. They were the first flowers I planted when I started gardening

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  415. Donna Dickson on

    I’ve grown Iris for many years and love them. Unfortunately I’ve lost some because squirrels dig them up, take a bite or two and leave them.
    My favorite is a deep purple that someone gave me years ago but didn’t tell me the name. I’d love to win the gift card!!!

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  416. Denise Beverly on

    I have had beautiful bearded Iris in the past but lost all of them through bad choices in replanting. I have bought from Schreiner’s Iris Gardens in the past. Would love to do so again, and with your guide, they may last more than 2 seasons!

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  417. Melanie L Schleich on

    My favorite Iris is the one that is blooming ❤️ a favorite spring flower.

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  418. Dawn Wirth on

    I would love to grow irises, They are a beautiful flower. I m living in a place where I have the space to grow them

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  419. Jessica on

    I loved my Mom’s purple iris growing up…I guess I should look up what variety they are! She still grows them to this day! She would be the first one I would share new ones with!

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  420. Kalena on

    Would love to grow some irises! My yard is full sun.

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  421. Ires on

    Don’t have Irises in my garden yet, but planning on getting some this year.

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  422. Maureen K on

    I have the best luck with Dutch irises but I Love bearded ones my mom and others I. The neighborhood I grew up in had the most amazing ones… I love the dark and medium toned ones

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  423. Cecelia on

    I never have an iris but thinking of it for awhile now.

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  424. Amy Schwartzenberger on

    I haven’t grown iris before, but would love to try them out in Northwestern MT.

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  425. Jim Murphy on

    I grow them at my Moms house. I don’t get enough sun in my front yard for them to grow.
    My favorite is a deep chocolate brown color.

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  426. Shelia on

    I love bearded irises. I would love to have more in my flower beds in West Virginia.

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  427. Kim Seymour on

    I just have the varieties around the house that were left by the previous owners. I am trying to learn as much as possible to add more to my gardens.

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  428. Sheri Cagle on

    I have not grown any before however if I were to I’d like to grow the Iris Germanica because I’ve always gotten lost in Wonderland just like Alice :)

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  429. Beth Weeks on

    I have grown Irises for years. My favorites are the generational ones that came from my great grandmother

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  430. Cathy on

    No I have never grown Irises but would love to! Wanted to create a cutting garden this year but life got in the way! This flower would be my first flower planting.

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  431. Jeri Cleveland on

    I’ve grown irises but they’ve all been hands me downs so I don’t know the variety, but they’re always lovely! I don’t have any in the ground at our new home…yet!

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  432. Stefani on

    I moved into a house that had irises, but only a few. They smell like grape candy!
    I’d love to win so I can add more to my garden.

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  433. Becky Mousel on

    I love iris but have never grown them. Maybe this is the year I’ll try!

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  434. Brooke on

    I’ve never grown them myself. My neighbor always does and they are so pretty. I look forward to seeing them each year. I would love to add them to my cutting garden!

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  435. Sara walker on

    My grandma grew iris but she called them flags. I want to grow them so badly! She only grew the purple ones.

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  436. Melissa on

    I over look iris all the time and would love to fall in love with them!

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  437. Sarah Marie Cuddihee on

    I’ve never grown bearded iris before- this is only my second year with a cutting garden. I would LOVE to add these to my garden.

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  438. Susan Smith on

    Yes, I’ve grown irises. I like all varieties from tall bearded to dwarf. One variety that I like is Desert Snow.

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  439. Betsy on

    I have grown irises in my CT garden but I have problems with the iris borer. I would love to know how to prevent them. I remove the dead leaves but still they eat the tubers.

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  440. Carol L deSousa on

    Hello Erin and everyone at Floret! I have just found about you and your beautiful Flower farm, I think I have found the best place to learn more about planting flowers on the property at my home in Upstate NY. I just finished reading your book from front to back in less than 2 days, wow what amazing info! Your new show on Magnolia TV has been so informative as well. Darn I wish I would have known this 20 years ago when I first bought my home. I have not grown any Iris’s but would love to add them into my growing flower garden. I am also hoping to sign up for you 6 week course when you open registration!

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  441. Danielle H on

    I have not grown them before, but I’m over here dreaming of a big beautiful flower garden right now!

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  442. Kara on

    I’ve grown Irises, but I only don’t know the name of the variety, just beautiful, deep purple and light purple.

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  443. Michelle on

    I have grown Irises before! But sadly, I had to leave them behind when we sold our house and moved last fall. I don’t know their names, there were 3 given to me by my mom. She split them from what she had.. 2 purples and a yellow. I live followers and as an artist, have always been my focus.

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  444. Andréa on

    I do grow a few because I love the scent! Blueberry Flair, Innocence and Beverly Sills are among my favorites.

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  445. Cosette on

    My most dear memory of irises is when my grandparents received crates full of tubers from a neighbor and my cousins and I spent an entire day planting them around their 5 acres. The next spring was enchanting (to say the least) as the deep purple and yellow blooms arose from the simple leaves and we all gazed with keen eyes at the rewards of our work.

    I haven’t grown many irises in my personal garden but the few that have bloomed have been simply captivating! It is a favorite pastime of mine to scroll through bulb websites and gander at the exuberant colors, layers, and frills that each iris possesses and imagine fields filled with them. I have dreams made out of graceful spring arrangments marked by the centerpiece of a layered peach or pale pink iris. But for now, I look out at my couple of humble plants and wait expectantly for the coming spring.

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  446. Bonny David on

    Iris is one of my favorite things to grow as it is an easy and beautiful garden treasure that seems to surprise every spring. A favorite would have to be immortality as it is the variety I planted to commemorate my beloved childhood cat Cleo. Its amazing how tall this variety gets while maintaining such a flowy and feminine appearance.

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  447. Anna Grabowski on

    I’ve grown irises for many years but unfortunately don’t know the names of any varieties. I have attempted to purchase a pink variety ar local big box stores only to plant and find out much later that it’s some completely different color, lol. They are all beautiful though, and one of my favorites is a light blue along with one that is peach on top and lavender on the bottom.

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  448. Linda Campbell on

    I’ve grown purple iris for many years. Last year I added yellow. Both were shared from friends’ gardens, so no name. I would love the new unique colors!

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  449. Susan on

    Hello Erin and the whole Floret family! I love beardies and have been growing them since a friend divided hers and gave me some of the rhizomes and help me plant them. That was over 10 years ago. She didn’t know the names of the varieties but they were beautiful purples and an lavenders. Over the past few years I have purchased some at Filoli Gardens in Woodside CA and also a few at the county garden show. Sadly, I know none of their names. But I love them all and enjoy the foliage all year long, even when not in bloom. In the SF Bay Area where I live, we don’t have full die back due to very mild winters, so I have some foliage year round. I would love to add some more to my collection! I plant them among roses, perennials, herbs like lavender and sage and sedums. Thank you!

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  450. Megan on

    I have never grown irises but I picked out quite a few from your guide that I was interested in. Thank you for making the guide!!!

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  451. Emilie Proctor on

    I grew up with irises. My grandma and great grandma bought them from catalogs, traded with neighbors, found them by abandoned houses, and shared with everyone. Now they are both gone and the irises are spread across my grandpas yard. Last year I decided to buy a few varieties to add to all my heirlooms. A few turned into over a 100 and now I’m planning new beds. My favorite are the space age varieties.

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  452. Mindy on

    Thank you for putting all the work into the information and the guide. It was so fun to learn about them and I completely fell in love! I planted irises last year but I didn’t even know what they were haha! This year I ordered some from Schreiners and I’m hoping they’ll grow. I love this gardening community, there’s so much love and generosity.

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  453. Kathleen Bunce on

    Irises are my passion! I have 10-12 different varieties that I have gathered from friends over the years. I love the historic irises and just ordered a few more from Schreiner’s.

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  454. Christi Bunn on

    I love irises so much and Schreiners are so beautiful!! I only have basic purple and yellow in my yard so would love some pink or cora..

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  455. Cara on

    I grew up in Colorado and tall bearded Irises always grew really well there. There was a farm in Boulder County called Long’s Gardens, where you could dig up your own. It is a third generation farm and it is still operating, but I have not been there in over 25 years. They used to have signs posted that said “Take the tubers, but leave the dirt”, because they needed to keep their dirt! Now I live in Whatcom County WA, I still love tall bearded irises, and they do equally well here. Last year I ordered some from Shriners, it was difficult to decide, they have so many amazing colors and varieties. My favorites are the dwarf ones, the frilly pale blue ones like Adoregon, but I also got a wild racy one called Anaconda Love which is just amazing – pink, burgundy and stripes! There are so many different types, it is difficult to pick a favorite.

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  456. Margaret on

    I only have a few irises from my grandmothers garden! I am trying to expand my collection soon!

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  457. Mar on

    I’ve only grown wild Alaskan irises, we dug some up and transplanted them. Since I live in Alaska, they’ve done very well! :)

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  458. Jo Williams on

    I haven’t had any irises in a while in my garden. I think I should get started with adding them to my garden.

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  459. Kimberly on

    I only have about 7 varieties but the most showy is a white with dark purple edging. The muted rose and mauve colors really look good I’m bouquets!

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  460. janet hall on

    I love iris and have only a few that were gifted me by friends! Would love to add these to my flower bed!!! Gorgeous!

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  461. Sandy Ostrosky on

    I have grown irises before, but never a bearded iris. I have always wanted to be just like my Mom and grow amazingly beautiful flowers. I’ve never really taken the time to put my heart into it like she did. I’ve always been an entrepreneur, and my entrepreneurial adventures have been in other directions. Partly due to the inspiration of walking my dog along a path where random wildflowers were emerging, stopping me dead in my tracks, and discovering floret, I am inspired for my next entrepreneurial adventure. Named after my late Mom’s French heritage we will be rolling out Mes Fleurs next Spring. In my small space I’ll be growing Dahlias along with other cut flowers, and selling at the local farmers market. I would love to add the bearded Iris to this adventure. Thank you for the inspiration! I have a feeling that you have ignited that flame in many people!

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  462. Rachel V on

    Irises are so beautiful and complex. My mother grew them here and there, wherever there was a spot. Before I was 20, we had moved 21 times. My Dad loved to buy houses, do a little renovation and then move again. Interesting, since he was a baker by trade. Every time we moved, my mother would plant about a dozen irises in the new yard. When we left, she would leave them there for the next occupant. Mostly they were purple, yellow and white, but how she would love all the color variations today!

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  463. Christie on

    Yes, I grow iris. My most favorite these days are the daintiness of the early historical varieties.

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  464. Jennifer K on

    I’ve only grown a variety of purple/white irises before in the landscape. Before reading your iris guide this year, I didn’t realize that they make great cut flowers nor that there are that many varieties out there! Now I’m addicted and want all the varieties!

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  465. Alethea on

    I have only grown the most basic blue and white Siberian irises, but they have the most beautiful mustard yellow foliage in the late fall and wintertime. It’s stunning in a sea of browns and tans!

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  466. Briana Green on

    Hi! I have never grown iris’s before but that are on my wish list to grow. I’m a new gardening and love learning with my little 20 month helper by my side. We lucked out and have a few growing around the house from the previous owners and they are beautiful when in bloom! I would love an excuse to add a new flower to my garden and add to the existing flower garden!
    -Briana (and gardener in training Lily)

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  467. Anna on

    Hi! I admire irises and had attempted to grow them before to no avail.. but after watching your IG stories today, I discovered I may have been doing it (planting them) all wrong! I love the softer tones in irises to go with their tender appearance, but every flower is beautiful it it’s own way.

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  468. Ali News on

    I planted a dozen around the memorial for my beloved dogs…. they never bloomed, when weeding it this year I dug down just to see , all twelve were still alive!!! But I buried them so deeply the poor things couldn’t make it to the surface, I replanted them again and hoping they bloom next year… forever hopeful😀

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  469. Jackie King on

    I was riding past a neighbors house and she had dug up all her irises and put them out for the trashman. I knocked on her door and asked if I could have some and she said yes, That was 15 yrs ago. I’m now on 5 acres and have room for so much more. :)

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  470. Glynnis on

    I grew up with irises as my mom would grow them and then create beautiful watercolor paintings of them each summer. She is now 89 and in a senior living apartment and she asked to plant bearded iris in their courtyard so that all the residents could enjoy and so she can still paint them.

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  471. Sharon Patel on

    Grew for the first time the past year and only 1 of 6 bloomed. Hoping they will bloom their second year in ground. The one that bloomed was a dark purple one call “His Royal Highness”

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  472. Linda Smith on

    I love iris plants with their spiked leaves and the irresistible smell. The color variations look to be chosen by an artist’s brush. They are my first flower ever planted. My grandmother gave me two varieties. Both were very short, one was yellow with a brown fall and white center and the other was yellow with just a white center. They blossomed early every spring and still do and remind me of her every year. I always associate my irises with the person who shared their plants with me, just like old friends. The bearded iris are my favorite variety

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  473. Laura S on

    I inherited some lovely irises from the past owner of my house — not sure of the variety but they are dark blue on the edges and light blue in the middle, and they smell amazing. Those are probably my favorite along with a dark purple variety (not sure of this one either) that my sister was given as a child by her godmother. It smells like grapes!

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  474. Joey C on

    I have Siberian iris, which is great since the deer do not eat them. I live here in the Adirondack Park in upstate NY where deers come in droves. I wonder if bearded irises stand that chance against these deers.

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  475. Sue Dow on

    I have several purple bearded iris. Would love more variety💜

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  476. Kristi on

    I’ve grown breaded irises when I lived in Utah and my mother let me plant whatever I wanted in the flower beds. I have since moved to TX, started a family and moved into a new house and want to add my favorite flower irises to my flower beds. I currently only have one iris plant, the butterfly iris. I would love to add more colors and variety!

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  477. Sheila on

    My husband passed away suddenly last summer. His favorite flower is the iris. He has a few irises planted in our yard and we cherish them. I would love to be able to add some more and keep his memory alive and present with us.

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  478. Amber dawn on

    I love any color of purple iris! I have some from my grandparents that are from many years ago and they still smell so sweet and refreshing! I’d love to add to my collection.

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  479. Connie on

    I’ve got a small patch of them but not sure what variety they are. Multi colors

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  480. Kathleen Ann Levine on

    I grew irises from Schreiner’s for the first time this year! Well, planted them last fall and enjoyed them this spring. I would love to be able to add more to my garden.

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  481. Dani on

    I’ve never grown them before! When we moved to our property there were a few here and there but not a variety I was a huge fan of. Some of the ones you have shown have been really pretty!!

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  482. Bobbie on

    I have grown a few irises and love them. Frankly they are all beautiful and don’t have a favorite.

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  483. Denise on

    I purchased my first Irises this year and no blooms, I think I know why as I planted it too deep. I think need to run out and dig them up and fix them for next year. I’m looking forward to having so many more.

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  484. Samantha Ludlow on

    I have only grown irises once – transplants from my parent’s garden that we planted at our first home. Last year we bought a farm and are starting mostly from scratch in our garden beds. I’d love to add irises to our flower lineup at the farm!

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  485. Susan Kennedy on

    I discovered my love of Irises last year when I received a free bag with a purchase. They are blue with an yellow center and I fell in love. I would love to add additional ones to my starting collection!

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  486. Mindy on

    I thought I didn’t like irises until I saw more varieties!!

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  487. Stephanie N on

    I have never grown irises before. Thank you for this giveaway and the opportunity to add some to my garden!!

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  488. Chelsey Andrews on

    I have never had irises! But I have always thought they were beautiful. This upcoming season will actually be my first year with a real cut flowers garden so I am trying to add as much variety as I can to my plans! I would love the opportunity to add some Schrieners Irises to that garden!

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  489. Micaela on

    I have some purple ones (idk the variety) that my dad gave me when he divided his irises last year. I only have a few so I’m hoping to try more this year!

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  490. Erin on

    I would love to add them to my garden—I currently don’t have any and they would be beautiful!

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  491. Cheryl shumate on

    I’ve never grown irises. I would love to add them to our landscaping at our new house though!!

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  492. Kari Parks on

    Thanks for the @shriner’s lead! My order just arrived but I’m sad “Ghost Rider” didn’t arrive, they were hit w/ heat wave and unfortunately it impacted the crop. This is a reminder that our climate impacts everyone. I’d love to extend my varieties! Keep Flourishing!

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  493. Gabby on

    Thank you so much for sharing! These all look so beautiful!!

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  494. Sarah on

    I’ve never planted irises before. I’m actually very new to gardening in general, but appreciate so much the wealth of information this website (and Instagram!) provide! I will definitely be planting irises in the coming weeks.

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  495. Em on

    I haven’t grown bearded iris but am looking forward to it!

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  496. Alex on

    Pink fluffy frilly ones always make me giggle because I they look like a cartoon poodle. The deep dark purple colored ones have the likeness of a Buckingham palace guard. They all are unique.

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  497. Mocca on

    I don’t even know what Irises look like until now. I recently moved here in the US and we don’t have these beauties from where i came from. I’m new to flower gardening as well so I would be delighted to see them grow in my garden.

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  498. Jenna on

    My late mother grew irises in our backyard when I was growing up. She rescued them from her grandmother’s garden after she passed. She had the standard purple and yellow, but also a deep eggplant color that was my personal favorite. I can’t wait to have my own garden one day to fill with irises, roses and other heirloom plants that have been passed down through my ancestors :)

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  499. Jen on

    I bought little, short irises as a fun experiment for my dad along with other classic, spring bulbs. He was so surprised when they popped up. Haha!

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  500. Aimee on

    I loooove the deep purple bearded irises! I grew up with them and a pastel variety and they were some of my favorite, now that I’m starting my own cut garden I think I need to add some!

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  501. Meggan on

    Love irises! Started with a few clumps and now have so many. Need to expand my color variety though since I only have light lilac ones.

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  502. Mary-Paige on

    I’ve never planted irises but I transplanted some from a part of the house we just bought to a better area and I’m excited to see what variety they are.

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  503. Bekki Jamison on

    The best thing about iris is they can be divided and shared- for years!

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  504. Tina Beaird on

    All but 1 type of my Irises are heirloom. I have periwinkle blue and yellow bearded irises in my bed next to my deck that were from my husband’s grandmother’s garden. She passed away while I was pregnant with my twins (who are now 17). I also have yellow Irises that were from my best friend’s great-grandmother’s garden! These line the entire front pathway to my porch. I also have reddish-purple/yellow Irises that came from the grave of an ancestor (the plants had to be divided they were choking out) that are in my memory garden near the street. This bed is filled with plants that came from dear family or special places. The only one that not an heirloom is a black Iris that is absolutely stunning in full sun that I planted next to my driveway mixed in with my Peonies!

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  505. Adriane on

    I love my irises, but have no idea of their names! I have tall yellow ones, shorter dainty blue ones, mid height purples and some teeny tiny early light blue ones… would love some more!
    Thanks Floret!

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  506. Erica Nelson on

    This is my first year starting my own and going with Funday Monday!

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  507. April McDonald on

    I have never grown irises before but I would love to try them out! You inspire me to want to grow a bunch of new flowers.

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  508. Kelly on

    I’ve never grown iris’s before BUT finally have some yard space for a flower garden which I’m beginning to plan! Would love to kickstart it with this amazing giveaway! Thank you Floret!
    Kelly

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  509. Christina ziegler on

    I have not grown my own however have rented a house that had irises in their back yard. I am not familiar with the varieties and am very Inter in growing root type flower to ad to the farm. 🤞🏽

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  510. Lindsay on

    We had a surprise iris grow outside our first apartment, and I’ve always wanted to grow some. My mother is an avid gardener and always planted blue irises. I’d love to start planting some in our yard! ☺️

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  511. Shannon Baker on

    I bought from schreiners last year and was so excited to watch everything bloom, and I would love more to add! Growing up my mom always has irises but just the purple ones, I had no idea the color options. I’m living all the pink shades!!

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  512. Jenn Johnson on

    Our home came with some beautiful, mature purple bearded iris. I added a few different colors last year.

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  513. Jennifer Zimmerman on

    I bought some this year. Well my husband bought them. He is the best.

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  514. Lesa Wood on

    We just built a new house and I’d love to have those beautiful iris’s in our yard

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  515. Janet N. on

    I ordered from Schrieners years and years ago, and had about 10 varieties. I still have 3 of them left, going strong. I’d love to add to my collection from the same place I originally bought my irises from. My mom and I shared a passion for iris, she had a splendid garden full of them. My favorite is Batik (I think that’s its name)

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  516. Amy Stapleton on

    I only have two but they’re beautiful! My favorite is my yellow one….not sure the name but it’s so pretty and happy. :)

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  517. Janet N. on

    I ordered from Schrieners years and years ago, and had about 10 varieties. I still have 3 of them left, going strong. I’d love to add to my collection from the same place I originally bought my irises from. My mom and I shared a passion for iris, she had a splendid garden full of them.

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  518. Christine Darby on

    I was not an Iris grower until 2018 when I moved to a two acre property in Sherwood Oregon. The previous owner who had passed, had grown Iris all over the property. The first spring they bloomed and the property came alive with color. That started my journey into Iris and also my discovery of Schreiner’s Iris gardens. Iris are tough resilient plants which take very little care compared to my other garden plants and my favorite month of the year is May where I get to see the blooms. My favorite Iris ? That is tough but one of the ones which has been outstanding and literally glows is Sun Devil. Other favorites – Star Woman, For Veronica, and the subtle colors of Haunted Heart.

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  519. Ashley Seale on

    This is my first year of serious iris growing! Can’t wait til the spring. I love Vicar

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  520. Tiffany Cardenas on

    I’ve never planted irises, looking forward to a cutting garden.

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  521. Natalie on

    Have never had a chance, but this is the year! Can’t wait to plant my first ones!!

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  522. LANDA J MALMBERG on

    Hi, I follow you on Instagram and love all of your tours you are giving. I watch them with great interest. You are a good teacher. I have been growing bearded iris for many years, but not too successfully. My region is 9. We are at 1,400 elevation and sometimes get snow or a hard frost; however, iris are so beautiful. I think my favorite is any iris – I don’t know the names.

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  523. Chauncy Faulkner on

    We’ve never grown irises but we’re planning to plant some this fall!!

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  524. Rachel McDaniel on

    I’m a first time gardener and have 4 different bearded irises planted. Fingers crossed they bloom!

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  525. Colleen on

    My grandpa had a beautiful iris garden, I have always wanted to take a stab at them!

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  526. Patricia Ray on

    I have tried a couple before that I bought off of Etsy but I don’t believe I planted them correctly. I totally love the appearance of the bearded iris because it reminds me of my grandmother’s garden in Asheville, NC she had the front two rows dedicated to iris and gladiolus.

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  527. April on

    I love bearded Iris. I have some that my great grandma grew!

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  528. Gabi on

    I’ve never grown them before but my order from Schreiner’s arrived a few weeks ago. I’m excited for next year.

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  529. Meghan on

    I have not grown irises yet, but I just received a few varieties to try. Excited for next year!

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  530. Jannah on

    My mom has almost always had a patch of irises since I can remember. I just bought my first few plants and am excited to keep growing them!

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  531. Maddie Richardson on

    Yes! My favorite from this year was ghost writer from Schreiner’s—so moody!

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  532. Alicia on

    I haven’t yet grown them. But I remember my grandparents having a huge patch of them right along the driveway. They lived in another state, but we would spend a few weeks there each Summer and they were such a beautiful rainbow of colors when in full bloom, I wish I’d been old enough to collect some of the specimens and plant in my own yard.

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  533. Heather on

    I have grown irises for the last 6 years. I honestly do not know their variety as they were gifted to me when we bought our first home from the new neighbors and my aunt. I have since moved and transplanted the said irises at my dads house in his garden until we find our forever home to transfer them again. The colors are light blue and a dark purple.

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  534. Enrica on

    I have planted iris ! I love getting the mystery grab bags but my favorite is celebration song.

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  535. Jordan on

    I have never grown irises before but I’ve been eyeing them and would love to try my hand at it!!

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  536. Amanda N. on

    I have never grown irises before, but I have neighbors down the street who grow the most beautiful cut flower and vegetable garden and they grow bearded irises I have never seen before! Knowing now that they do so well in our neighborhood conditions, I’m really excited to grow my own, especially because I now know they will do so well in the heat and add some color to a somewhat blighted strip of ground on my property! As far as my favorite, I don’t even know the variety names yet! But I love one I’ve seen with deep purple and yellow touches. So regal.

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  537. Taylor rose on

    I have an old patch of iris that came with my house, not sure what they are called but they are beautiful brown tones and really muted I get so excited every spring when they open

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  538. Jess on

    I love irises! My iris patch is full of different colors but I’m always looking for unique varieties! My current favorite has to be celebration sons!

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  539. Nashika on

    I haven’t grown irises before, but I would love to. So pretty.

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  540. Alicia on

    Irises are one of the first flowers I had in my first ever flower garden! My grandmother always used to grow them and they are one of my first fond memories of flowers. They always remind me of her. I tend to gravitate towards the lighter colored pastel varieties. I have only grown purple and yellow iris varieties in my own garden but I’m looking forward to expanding and adding more pinks and multicolored varieties this year. I’m loving “Kootchy Koo”. It’s sold out now but I placed an order with Schreiners when your guide was first released and I was able to snag some!!

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  541. Cathie Jones on

    I’ve grown Dutch but not bearded irises but am going to try. My order of irises just arrived and I’m planting this afternoon! Excited!

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  542. Katey Gannon on

    Never grown them, but grew up where they would grow wild so we always had some around. They’re so pretty!

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  543. Grace on

    I have never grown them before but will definitely start now!

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  544. Julie Hepper on

    Good morning!

    I have grown both bearded and wild irises before. I currently live in Chelan, Washington, but I raised my children in Stanwood, Washington. We had 5 acres and I grew irises there. As a young mother, and a new gardener, I had no idea what variety I grew. Probably some bulbs I picked up at Lowes or Home Depot. My neighbor grew wild Iris and gave me a clump to start my own. I loved both of them!

    I’ve been in Central WA for a decade now. In 2018 we built our “forever” home here, after renting/building/selling others. I haven’t planted any here. If they will grow here, it’s time!

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  545. Emi on

    I’ve never grown Irises. These are so beautiful!

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  546. Sharla Jack on

    I have white and deep blue Siberian irises I love and 4 varieties of bearded. Sadly, I don’t know the name of any of them as they were all gifted to me. I’m always tempted to stop and dig up ones I see growing along the road, but my husbands always stops me. 😁
    Your farm is amazing, and I love all the helpful information you share.

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  547. Elizabeth C. on

    My irises were given to me by my grandmother and were passed down from at least as far back as her father (my great-grandfather). I do not know the variety names, but love the peach and dark purple!

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  548. Liz Kruse on

    I am just building a perennial flower bed and I would love to add some irises. The biggest challenge will be choosing the variety to use because they are all so unique and beautiful!

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  549. Marie Luther on

    I’m in Nashville, Tn and would love some bearded irises to add to my garden!

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  550. Alexandra on

    I’ve grown irises with my nana years ago… so excited to planting this season to enjoy next spring at our new house. 🤍

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  551. Robin Paustian on

    I just planted a perennial garden this spring and wanted to add some iris to it!

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  552. Carolyn Wood-Halling on

    I am digging all of mine to make a mass iris bed in front of my lilies. Would love more!

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  553. Meghan Liebel on

    I’ve never grown Iris’. I’m slowly building my perennial flower collection. I treat myself to one new plant a year!

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  554. Ter on

    My favorite is pallida variegata because the leaves look beautiful through the summer and the flowers smell like grapes.

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  555. Sarah jo on

    Yes bearded irises naturalize really well here in Texas and it’s a gift in an environment that isn’t always flower friendly :) I don’t have favorites-honestly I like all the flowers all the time haha!!

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  556. Beth Cummings on

    I absolutely love irises. Growing up, my family always had the most beautiful iris gardens.

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  557. Alyssa on

    I added one to my garden last year to honor my dad. They are his favorite. Then I saw your guide Nd I ordered more! Love badlands dark purple

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  558. Kari labenz on

    I’ve only done transplanting of iris’s from others gardens and what not. We are finally done with construction on and around our home so now it’s time to focus on landscaping which means time to buy flower bulbs!!

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  559. Linda Jernigan on

    The peach shades from Schreiners ALWAYS draw rave reviews from visiting friends during their blooming season. I love your long rows, and must find a spot to create that so they are easier to manage!

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  560. Alyssa on

    I added one to my garden last year to honor my dad. They are his favorite. Then I saw your guide Nd I ordered more!

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  561. Lisa on

    I grew Irises in Indiana for many years, and recently in North Texas. Now I have moved to the PNW and am anxious to get back to Irises again.
    I can’t say which is my favorite, like I can’t name a favorite child. It’s usually the one I am seeing at the moment 🤗

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  562. Lauren Seiler on

    I have never planted irises before, but my dad planted some when I as little in our backyard. They are beautiful every year! I’m not sure what kind they are but they are purple. Now I’m moving into my first house in a month and would love to plant some irises of my own! 💜

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  563. Karen Brown on

    So beautiful love the odd varieties that you don’t normally see. Im a florist and I’m always looking for unique varieties.

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  564. Jill on

    Bearded irises became a favorite flower during the pandemic. I would scour my neighborhood for them. They made me smile. 🤗❤️

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  565. Janet Valicenti on

    Have some very mature purple bearded iris that have been squeezed out by an exuberant hydrangea bush – this post has motivated me to move them and make a small dedicated iris garden !

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  566. Natalie Holmes on

    Yes! We have had a purplish color iris and it’s gorgeous! Would love to add some other colors there!

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  567. Christina Schmidt on

    I don’t have irises in my garden but I love all of the beautiful varieties that I’ve seen. I definitely would love to plant some at some point.

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  568. Lauren Canizales on

    I haven’t grown irises before, but saw so many blooming this spring that I’d love to add them to my garden for next year!

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  569. Kate W on

    This year was my first year discovering the bearded iris and I fell in love! I would be head over heals to add some more to my growing flower garden!

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  570. Ellen Holder on

    I have purple bearded irises in our garden but would love to add more colors. I love how easy they are to plant!

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  571. Carole Stone on

    Yes! I have a 93 year old friend who before she was taken to senior living community dug up here faves and gave to me! They are now my faves! Not sure of the variety but they are peach colored!

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  572. Jessica on

    I’ve never grown irises before. I’d love to give it a try!

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  573. Lisa Ribeiro on

    No. I have never grown. Thinking of adding them to my small cut flower garden in honor of my sister. The garden is for me to carry on her life as well as all her friends enjoy cut flowers grown for Karen.

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  574. Tanya on

    I’ve been wanting to get some into my garden but haven’t known which to start with, so many gorgeous varieties!!

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  575. Jennifer on

    I planted some irises next to the door of my college apartment, and they were beautiful. I love old fashioned purple bearded irises.

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  576. Kelsey on

    I love growing irises! My mariposa iris is my favorite!

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  577. Diane Ulaszek on

    I have never planted these beautiful flowers but definitely like to grow them in my flower garden!

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  578. Lauren P on

    Irises are so fun and easy! My last house had these pretty pink colors, I wish I would have transplanted them when we moved. My current house has a beautiful blue and I planted them in not the greatest location and they still bloomed! I just transplanted them to a new location for better blooming next year!

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  579. Jessica on

    I have not grown irises before, but would love to start!

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  580. Juheina on

    I’ve never planted irises before but I want to add them this year for sure they are so pretty !

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  581. Sherin on

    I love Irises. I have never grown them before, but have admired it. We just moved to a house that needs a lot of love in the garden. Growing Irises would definitely bring beauty to our home :)

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  582. Ivonne Manzo Sanchez on

    Bearded iris are one of my favorites! I ordered my first irises last year and only 1/3 survived. So when I learned about Schreiners I was so excited to try some from the west coast which I am in as well. Thank you for the guide!

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  583. Beth on

    We moved into our home last winter and I was thrilled to find two beautiful patches of irises emerging this spring! I would love to add more irises to my garden!

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  584. Wendi O. on

    I have never grown Iris, but would love to start

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  585. Kerry F on

    I have never grown irises before but love them! I am landscaping my yard and going to add some as soon as possible.

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  586. Theresa on

    I do have iris but they are mostly from my mom, my aunt, and a friend. They are for the most part traditional purple and some old timey yellow…lol, that is all I know about them. I do have three little beds. I’m seriously considering ordering more.

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  587. Coty on

    I’ve never grown Irises before. I’ve always been intrigued but just haven’t made it around to them yet. Maybe this is the year!

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  588. Amy on

    I LOVE irises! We had some at our previous house, and would love to start some more here at our forever home. I don’t know the name of the variety, but the deep purple ones are so beautiful!!!!!!

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  589. kelly on

    memories… my grandma grew them. i have never grown them. super excited about the possibilities! thanks for the opportunity!

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  590. Miriam Jackson on

    I absolutely love irises! After chilly winters in Virginia, the iris always brings the promise of spring to my garden! The dwarf crested iris is the first to pop up each year followed by the Louisiana iris. I love their colors and I can’t wait to plant more varieties!

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  591. Hannah on

    I have grown Iris before— they’re one of my favorite. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think the Banshee Iris with its lush dark petals is definitely up there.

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  592. Ann on

    I have never grown irises before but I’m looking forward to tucking some into my front flower beds. I THINK my neighbor gave me some but I forgot to label them this past spring. Whoops. I guess we’ll see after I get them in the ground and they come up in the spring! :). Thank you (and your team!) for all the time you spend educating us! I have learned so much and I’m already planning next year’s plantings around the dahlias I can’t wait to dig up!

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  593. Cindy Perrin-Martinez on

    I have irises in my garden but they were given to me and I don’t know their name sadly. But I love the blue/purple color.

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  594. Anna on

    I’ve never grown irises before but I can’t wait to start!

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  595. Cindy on

    I’ve haven’t had good luck with irises and think they are planted too deep. Thanks for the lesson on how to do it right!

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  596. Claire on

    I’ve never successfully grown irises and would love to give it a proper try with some beautiful new rhizomes!

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  597. Cynthia Romero on

    I have never grown irises personally. My parents have always had them growing in their garden, and they are so amazing! I just signed a lease for some land to expand my flower business, and I think irises are a must grow at the new property!!!

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  598. Amy on

    Yes, but I’ve only grown the old grape smelling variety from my grandmothers garden. I love everything about that purple flower! Do any others carry that fragrance?

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  599. Kandice on

    I love peach bearded iris! I always had them growing up

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  600. Rhonda Grant on

    Bearded irises are my favorite! I love that they are pass along plants! That is how I started mine, from my parents neighbor Mrs Emma. I am excited to have my BFF mom’s baby blues. They are double bloomers! I do love my blue suede shoes too! One can never have to many varieties😉. Thank you for this chance🤗

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  601. Elizabeth on

    We love planting irises in our garden. We put them all along the edges and fence lines.

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  602. Logan on

    My favourite iris by is is this nearly black one I found in the garden of our new house “black is Black”
    As well as the Japanese iris here that love the shade and our clay soil.

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  603. Angie Beck on

    At the end of May we moved into an adorable 1920 farmhouse . I have such big plans for flower gardens here and Iris are on my list! I’m loving learning so much about flower care from you! Thank you so much!

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  604. Irene on

    We bought a house with tons of yellow irises, I divided them and gave lots away, then the plants I had left got hit with Iris borer and almost all the plants died. I’d love to get some irises with interesting foliage or the relooming ‘Immortality’.

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  605. Emily Hamer on

    I haven’t! I remember the purple ones smelling like grape flavoring when I was a kid 🤣

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  606. Allison on

    Just moved home and haven’t planted much! Love irises and would love any variety!

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  607. Dawn Schmitz on

    I have a few bearded Iris plants and a few mini Iris plants and they are fabulous! I’d love to add more to my garden.

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  608. Odessa Updike on

    I have only grown a few irises in the past. Would love to incorporate more into my garden. I don’t know the name of a favorite variety, but I love purple & burgundy colored ones!

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  609. Lilly-Gray Warren on

    What a great way to wake up for my birthday! An Iris giveaway!

    I’ve only recently grown Irises when a friend gave me some rhizomes last year from a house she was helping to landscape. We both have farms down here in Oregon and absolutely love what you’re doing up in Washington. 💕

    We didn’t know what color or kind until spring and we both patiently waited to see who’s would bloom first. They turned out to be yellow and we both LOVE that it was a surprise. It was so much fun.

    Thank you for sharing your great wealth of knowledge with all of us flower lovers! It’s truly inspiring.

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  610. Amy Buchanan on

    I’ve never grown irises before, but I’m looking forward to adding them to the garden this year. They’re so beautiful.

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  611. Dee-Dee on

    I have always loved Irises, especially Schreiners! Would add the perfect pop of color to our ever growing home cut flower garden!

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  612. Juli on

    I love the purple mini irises in everyone else’s garden but haven’t yet planted them in my garden!

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  613. Amy on

    I can’t choose a favorite- whichever one is in front of me is always the best! I have iris from my Grandmothers’ farms back in PA that are probably the hardiest. My three year old granddaughter’s favorite activity is “reading” the iris catalogs we get. She is able to name many of the varieties! Gardening is truly a multigenerational activity.

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  614. Lucie mckee on

    Would love to expand my garden and try growing irisis! Never grown them before! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love with us all! – lucie

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  615. Salena on

    I like almost all the varieties of bearded iris, pink attraction, opposites attact, cherry blossom song all great. I bought a potted iris but it’s African. I learned more about iris after I bought it 😆

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  616. Amy on

    I have grown them at our old house, but they were gifted to me by a coworker and I don’t know what variety they were. Now at our new house I ordered some from Schreiners and I have to say I have been SO impressed with them. They’ve been in the ground just a couple weeks and are already growing. Even in our 100+ degree heat. I am very excited to see the blooms on the Dodger Blue variety I got.

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  617. Cecilia on

    Oh my goodness I would love to win and plant some irises! I’ve heard they can do well in my hot desert climate! They would be a welcome reminder of my mother who’s been gone 7yrs now.

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  618. Annette on

    A friend gave me some beautiful yellow bearded Iris to plant, 7 years ago! They have since spread all over my front flower bed! I would love more colors to add!

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  619. Rhonda Luse on

    I have not grown Irises and I didn’t know how beautiful they could be until I saw yours!

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  620. Angela Laurie on

    I have never grown irises before but they are quite beautiful. I would love to add them! Thank you for all the information you put out!

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  621. Tracey McNeil on

    My Grandma was know as the Iris Lady in Kokomo Indiana…I will for ever associate their beauty with hers. I still grow some that she gave me!

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  622. Elizabeth on

    My mother grew irises when I was a girl. She loved them. So now I’ll be growing irises too and I know she would have been pleased

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  623. Pam Hunter on

    I have grown iris’s when I lived in Washington and I grow them in Texas now. I usually get them from friends so not sure of the variety. I have gone to Schreiners garden when I lived in Washington, truly beautiful there!

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  624. robin on

    I haven’t but would love to grow some and add to our neighborhood community honor box!

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  625. Megan on

    All of my irises were given to me by neighbors and family–a pretty little blue, a dark purple, a nice pale yellow. I love that they are so easy to divide and share and they grow beautifully in harsh climate.

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  626. Bess on

    I’ve never grown them but I’m excited to try!

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  627. Diana on

    I never thought about irises until I saw them in my friends yard. Had 1 that was amazing! Now I need some!! I love pink but there was a purple lavender one that was stunning.

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  628. Margie on

    I have just a couple Irises in the yard. I’m seeing now from your post that I can split them. I’m getting ready to retire snd plan to spend some time in the yard for much needed TLC. Adding some new Irises would be wonderful.

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  629. Nela on

    I’m hoping to plant iris this September so I can’t enjoy them next year. This is a first for me and I am sooo excited!

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  630. Trish Frick on

    I have tried to grow a transplant of my mother-in-law’s iris when we lived in Houston (zone 8b), but they never flowered. I am now in a new house in Pittsburgh (zone 6) and have several blank skates (i.e., empty beds) to experiment with!

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  631. Bess on

    I don’t know the names of the kinds I have- I’ve dug them up and brought them with me each time I move. Would love to add more to my garden and practice arrangements.

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  632. Kimberly Barnthouse on

    I love Iris in my garden. I have some different varieties that were in my great grandparents and grandparents gardens. Beautiful blooms remind me of sweet memories of them!

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  633. Kerri on

    I have never grown them and in the past few years have become mildly obsessed with them:) thanks to you and your constant inspiration I’d love to begin growing them!

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  634. Allison on

    I have never grown irises before but I have been inspired to try after viewing yours this past spring in your IG stories.💞Thank you for sharing!

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  635. Grace Erickson on

    I have several different kinds but I don’t know the names. They were passed on to me from my great grandma, the whites are my favorites

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  636. Annette Campbell on

    I have just a few irises that I took from my mom’s garden after she passed away. I’d love to add to “mom’s” collection, a little floral tribute to a very special lady.

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  637. Kristi on

    I haven’t planted them before but am expanding my cut flower garden next year!

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  638. Brandon Hertzler on

    What a great idea! We moved into our home five years ago. Our home had a pretty old and tired stand of Bearded Iris that was purple with an amazing gold stripe blazing through the center. I kept a few and rehabbed them but would love to add named varieties to our garden.

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  639. Wendy on

    First time planting Iris but I love all bulbs and have been happily exploring them! Really appreciate your mini flower courses – they’ve been such a wonderful addition to my inbox, thank you!

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  640. Lisa Ann on

    We have a couple different varieties of Irises! None as fancy as yours, but we LOVE this flower so much. Thank you for this opportunity!!

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  641. Cece on

    Never grown them before, this was our first summer in out new house. I absolutely adore irises and definitely want to plant them in my new flower bed I am planning for next year.

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  642. Rachel on

    Actually last summer we just dug up my neighbors ( with her permission) and transplanted it! It’s my first one and fell in love with it this year!
    Thanks

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  643. Nayeli Hernandez on

    I love your mission with flowers. I was never a garden person but because of you I started to plant flowers and vegetables and I’m in love with it. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  644. Ann M on

    First time growing. I planted what my inlaws gave me so the blooms will be a surprise! I

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  645. Kayla Ferrian on

    Yea! We just ordered from them for the first time this year! Looking forward to getting our irises, especially Wildcat Red!’

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  646. Tara on

    I’ve never grown irises but my neighbor has a GORGEOUS patch in front of her porch and it’s inspired me!

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  647. Missy on

    Yay I only have my small patch of Iris’s already here when we moved to this house 4 years ago. I am brand new to growing any flowers. Iris are very forgiving when I don’t do all the steps right 😊. Thank you Erin for so much teaching and inspiration-I have learned a ton here. Ps….you’re right, Zinnias really are the easiest and best to grow and cut!!!

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  648. Peyton Kitchens on

    I’ve never gotten to grow irises! But I am looking to grow our little back yard flower patch. Really hoping to snag some of your incredible zinnias. We have a dream of buying land one day and starting a flower farmette! I am so inspired by your story and philosophy. I want to be a part of bringing more beauty into the world, too!

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  649. Margo on

    My grandparents used to grow irises when I was a kid. They were always so beautiful! Fast forward 25 years, one of our yucca plants died. Before I could rip it out the squirrels had moved an iris in. I figured I would enjoy the bloom before dealing with it. This year the irises took over the whole dead yucca and had a beautiful bloom and came up to my thighs. I am so glad I didn’t get around to ripping out that yucca and now the irises remind me of my grandparents. Such great memories!

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  650. Jane on

    I love Iris, I got some beautiful starts from my Aunt years ago and they are the most beautiful purple bearded Iris. I would love to add more to my garden.

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  651. Fidel Negrete on

    I’ve always had a great experience growing irises, and they seem to thrive in the harsh heat of zone 9! My favorite is hands down Beverly Sills, a gorgeous peachy/pink bloom with blush tones. And if that wasn’t amazing enough, it’s also a rebloomer!

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  652. Den trego on

    I love your farm and all you do.. I watch everyday you are so helpful. Thank you.
    I have grown a few iris ans like to grow more. Not sure on name but light purple and yellow are the colors.

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  653. Amy on

    How exciting! I’m enjoying the slow process of getting my garden as full and lovely as I envisage it. Just figured out what I want to to with a spot that’s been a head scratcher for a few months and popping some irises in would be lovely!

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  654. Sarah Sullivan on

    Greeting Floret! I have some iris in my yard, they were here when I bought the house. I believe I need to move them, they haven’t bloomed. It’s a mystery! Thanks for sharing your love of flowers with all of us. We are blessed. Thank you.

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  655. Jessie on

    This is my first year I developing my garden. I started it in March so did not have iris this year but am soooo excited for them next year! My garden is mostly purples and whites, that was not planned just happened, but I may stick with it?!

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  656. Brandi G on

    There are these puffy yellow irises that grow all over here in central Texas, and some purple ones that have tiger striped throats. I’ve never grown them intentionally but have always been in awe of the bearded varieties, especially after that flower crown you shared a few years back! Marvelous!

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  657. Sherry Morrison on

    I have inherited some beautiful irises from a Grandparents farm that I am trying to identify!
    Schreiner’s irises are so beautiful it’s hard choose which ones to buy!

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  658. Ariel on

    I only have three iris in my garden all hand me downs from family or friends who thought I needed some iris love.. I’m excited to Learn more about iris and plant more!

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  659. Tiffany Pendergrasd on

    I inherited many irises when we moved to our current house. Most are the standard bearded purple iris but there is a patch of yellow irises I love. When they bloom it’s literally the best time in the garden!

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  660. Lindsey on

    I inherited some mystery irises when I bought my house but would love to add more color to the new beds I am putting in. Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  661. Kalli Alvis on

    I have not grown them but my friend just gave me a bunch to plant so this information is very timely for me. They are beautiful and I would love to be able to plant more varieties!

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  662. Lisa on

    I started growing bearded irises last year and this was my first Spring with blooms. This year I added some more but have a long list of even more to buy. Lol. My favorite bearded Iris is ‘Gingersnap’ it’s so pretty and smells so heavenly with hints of root beer!

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  663. Karen A on

    I love bearded irises and have several beautiful colors now, but I’ve never heard of Schreiner’s and can’t wait to order from them! My dream is to come out and see your amazing farm and learn from you. 😁

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  664. Andra Eglitis on

    The year I moved into my house, my mom brought some irises from my grandmother’s house and from her house to transplant to my garden. I’m not sure if they’re a special type or anything but they are to me because they were/are hers.

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  665. Caitlin on

    I haven’t grown any irises yet but was so taken with the Iris Candy Coating you posted earlier this year that I just might have to start.

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  666. Kelly on

    Yes! That is one of the first flowers I got started growing! I bought a few from a local grower, my friend divided some and shared and found a few on a old country road in the ditch. 🙂 My favorite are the pale peach or pink color but seriously I love them all! ❤️

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  667. Brigid on

    I love growing iris! They’re amazing additions in the spring and always multiply themselves! My favorite one in my garden is this soft yellow bearded variety. It is so romantic!

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  668. Samantha on

    I have never grown irises before, but I love them! We bought a house last year that essentially had no landscaping, shrubs or flowers. Nothing. This past summer I’ve been working on making garden beds but I would love to be able to plant some irises as well.

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  669. Betsy Walbridge on

    Such a wonderful flower. Didn’t grow well at old garden with clay, now can’t wait to grow again. Thanks for sharing.

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  670. Amanda on

    I love iris! My mom gave me some divided from her garden, which she originally got from my great grandmother’s garden. They are so special to me.

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  671. Karen on

    I inherited Japanese irises and am just learning from you on how to care for them. Just so many choices and not enough room!

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  672. Jennifer Horgan on

    First time planter here. Just getting started planting more flower varieties s to try and grow. I always thought irises are unique and beautiful.

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  673. Brooke Hoffman on

    I just received my very first 2 Irises in the mail, as part of a subscription. My parents grew them and my dad used to trade with other people in their community. He would literally knock on a strangers door if he saw something he liked, but he made a lot of friends doing it.

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  674. Tara on

    I’ve never planted them before! Just getting started in the world of flowers 😍💐

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  675. Lorna Burley on

    Hi Erin, I have a cluster of irises in a flower bed that have been growing for years from the former owner of our house. I recently learned you have to divide them to keep them blooming. Last year I ordered from Schreiner’s. Two of my favorites is Champagne Elegance and Badlands… perhaps because it’s one of my favorite Bruce Springsteen song🤗

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  676. Karen Lapierre on

    I only started planting iris a couple of years ago. Need to learn so much in how to make them thrive. I’ve planted silken trim, vicar and a few others that lean toward the lavender and blues but I loved immortality and it didn’t come back this year. I’m thinking I may not be planting them correctly anyway ,, I love how generous you are with your sharing of information. I look forward to watching your stories and your blog

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  677. Katie Brown on

    I have iris but mainly a standard blue/purple. I’d love to add some color and variety to what I have!

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  678. Joelle Bergman on

    I just planted some irises that a neighbour gave me. I have never planted them before so my favorite variety is the kind shared with others 💕 It was such a sweet gesture as she was digging up her mother’s garden after she passed away. During the pandemic I dug up the corner area on the main road and planted a pollinator garden with her irises now included. Looking forward to planting more in the years to come for my friend and other neighbours to enjoy.

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  679. Jeannette Bohland on

    Our neighbor shared her beautiful iris with my mother and my mother shared them with me. I think I’ve left iris behind in every garden as we have moved throughout my adulthood. My favorites are deep almost black purple and a sunny, golden yellow.

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  680. Katie Colson on

    When I was new to gardening about 5 years ago, I dug up and divided my irises that came with the house and I totally killed them all. I think about them every year and how I need to buy some more to redeem myself! Haha

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  681. Laurie Stoker on

    I grew bearded iris when I lived in the Midwest., the bicolored purple ones. Now I live in Fayetteville , GA and want to try it again. I’m so new to the iris world I don’t know any names. I would love a grouping of white, lavender, and peach.

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  682. Megan Epperson on

    I haven’t grown irises yet, but always admire them when I see them. I would love to grow them next season in my own garden, which is full of early & late summer bloomers. I need a spring rockstar!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  683. Christie on

    I’ve never grown them before, but was so enamored with Irises when I was a kid. I distinctly remember staring at them in the Elizabeth Garden in Hartford CT and wondering how something so magical grew out of the ground!

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  684. Liberty Shudarek on

    I started with one bearded iris plant a few years ago and have since divided it a few times. I would love to add a few more varieties to the garden since irises come in so many fabulous colors!

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  685. Jenny Mattos on

    I’m very new to growing irises. My mom planted some around my house about 5 years ago and they bring me so much joy. With the pandemic and not being able to work, like so many, for my mental health I spent all my time outside in my yard and garden and fell even more in love with the irises my mom planted for me years back. In spring, I found our local garden club plant sale and bought more irises to add to my garden to bring more joy. I would now love to bring the joy back to my mom and plant some at her house to enjoy. ❤️

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  686. Mary Ellen Chodur on

    I don’t know the variety but I have Siberian iris which are beautiful each spring for the past 20 years. I’d love to add some other iris to our yard!

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  687. Christine Hendrick on

    I only have one bearded Iris that is a pretty light purple. It was gifted to me, so I don’t know what it is. Most of my Irises are Siberian and Japanese.

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  688. Cindy Browning on

    I love Irises! I have some beautiful deep blue and solid white. I don’t know variety, they were shared with me by a lady that owned a cute Airbnb cabin were we stayed! I would love to add more!

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  689. Adrian Anderson on

    I have my grandmas bearded irises in my garden. I love when they bloom💜💗 it makes me feel like she’s with me.

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  690. Syrah Gilley on

    I have grown about 15 but the are all mystery someone dumped at a compost drop – can you believe it?! So I would love to get more in a whole variety of colors!

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  691. Anna F on

    My neighbor was thinning out her collection and gave me a handful and I love the color they add to my garden!

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  692. Abby Sturgeon on

    I have a few in my yard that were where when we moved here! One is an almost brown purple color! I would love to add more .

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  693. Erin on

    A newby to my garden this year – a yellow bearded Iris. Wow did it put on a show! Sounds like it’s time to transplant some purples from Grandmas garden too. Iris’ are perfect for adding height around my house.

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  694. Christy Foster on

    I have about 50 bearded irises on our property that were there from the previous owner. I am still trying to identify them all! Thank you for the reminder that it is time to divide. I may also have to add some new ones this year! I really love all of the hybrids that Schreiner releases each year.

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  695. Lauren Cournoyer on

    I have not grown Iris yet but have been looking into them and am so excited about your guide to help me learn all the tricks.

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  696. Natalie on

    I just moved into my first house and there’s lots of super old iris’ in the gardens from who knows when! They’re a very light lavender color, so pretty in the early summer, I actually just divided them and intermixed more from my moms house!

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  697. Amber on

    I have a few iris that were given to me, but I don’t know they’re name. These are beautiful.

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  698. McKayla Mann on

    I love irises, I currently only have one variety called variegated sweet iris. So beautiful 💜

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  699. Angela Kuhl on

    I have never grown them. They certainly are beautiful.

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  700. Laurier on

    My dad planted irises at our home when he moved in with us 11 years ago. We love them. I don’t know what kind they are but love the colors we have. My dad passed away in February at 90 and I am making a “Papa’s “ garden at our home with his favorite plants. I would plant the irises there.

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  701. Shu on

    I remember our first house had some kind of irises in the front garden patch, but I’ve always thought the color was ugly (Like a grey ish purple?) and ripped out the whole thing to plant vegetables. 😭😭😭 I would love to try growing them again now I can appreciate their beauty more.

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  702. Anna on

    I love iris. Especially the Florentine iris. It’s the symbol of my city Florence. I love in US now so planting iris would remind me of my country and for this reason this flower is so dear to me.
    Love your work
    Baci

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  703. Mary Barry-Magsamen on

    My grandma always had allot of the traditional light purple Iris and I still love those, especially the fragrance. A35+ years ago a good friend gave me very old Iris she had gotten from an elderly woman and I planted those. When we moved 2 years ago I had to let those stay with the homeowner. It’s time to start new!

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  704. Liana on

    My bearded irises were gifted to me by my flower farmer friend who took your course! She’s amazing and the irises are amazing too! And when the flowers unfold it’s like a Christmas surprise each time!

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  705. Yong on

    I love Iris, first when I’m studying art and learned about Vincent Van Gogh’s blue Iris painting. Later helping my counselor tending her garden which she has a 3 sqft of pale white iris patch. Love it, it’s the only flower that’s blooming during the spring there. I divided the bulbs and shared some with my friends and families who have a backyard garden.

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  706. Cindy Jatras on

    One of my earliest childhood memories of my dad, who is gone now, is him in his Iris garden. I miss him dearly and would love to plant more Iris’s in his memory. I do have a small patch of Iris’s that came with my house so I don’t know the variety but they’re a pale lemon yellow. They’re beautiful. My dad was partial to purple Iris’s, I plan to add those at some point.

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  707. Christy on

    We have two irises growing at the community garden but I don’t know the variety.

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  708. Anne on

    My Shriners iris order just arrived. I thought I over ordered but it’s only one box. 😄. Guess I’ll have to order more.

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  709. Linda Posthumus on

    I have planted some Irises that I got from a friend from church. I’ve had them for several years. They are purple. This was my first year for Dahlias. I wake up every morning and run out to check on them. Started blooming 3 weeks ago. My American Dawn hasn’t bloomed yet, but it’s getting close.
    Thank you for your videos, I love them!!!❤️

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  710. Nikki Truong on

    This will be my first time growing bearded iris.

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  711. Darline Mitchell on

    I do grow a couple difficult ones I got from my moms yard. They have been growing there about 75 years. There is a beautiful deep purple and a stunning dark yellow. Unfortunately we don’t know the names.

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  712. Sue C on

    Wabash is one of my favorites because my grandmother grew it in her garden

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  713. Becca on

    I just got my Schreiner’s order! First time growing irises, can’t wait for next spring!

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  714. Liz on

    Never grown irises, but want to try!

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  715. Teresa on

    I have never grown them myself, but my ex and one of our neighbors used to try to outdo each other with the their iris varieties. So beautiful!

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  716. Chelsea on

    I have never grown Irises. I would love to watch them grow here in Wisconsin!! 🥰

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  717. Jess on

    I have never grown irises! Would love to see how they do here in Hawaii :)

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  718. Linda Brady on

    How ironic!! This is so cool, Erin! I have not yet tried to grow Bearded Iris in my garden but have always admired them in other gardens. As a matter of fact, I was just beginning to look into placing an order for one that I recently read about called “grape-scented Iris pallida Dalmatica”. Apparently it’s native to the Dalmation Coast thus it’s name. The article stated that it is overall just a basic bearded iris but the fragrance is intense & wonderful. And the color (purple) is marvelous! This particular person said if they could only have one tall bearded iris this would be it. So, I can’t argue with that! Sounds like a lovely place to begin! These past two years have been filled with many new beginnings for me since my double lung transplant. I’m just breathing it all in! 👍🏻😉 I can’t tell you how much I thoroughly enjoy everything that you put out into the world. Your passion, hard work and dedication is so admirable, a joy to watch & absolutely inspiring! Thank you for giving us this fun opportunity to add these lovely flowers to our gardens! Congratulations to whomever wins! I will take your advice and do my best with my first Bearded Iris experience. 🙂🙋‍♀️💖🌞🐝🐛🦋
    Take care & happy planting! Linda Brady

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  719. Leo on

    From Florets Iris Guide, I learned about Schreiner’s. I was fortunate enough, to visit their garden too. I bought my first Iris rhizome and a bouquet of Chillaxin , they are my favorite and their smell is amazing!

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  720. Sonia on

    I have received a few irises from a friend when they separated theirs. They are gorgeous and so unique. I would love to add to the collection!

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  721. Clara on

    I have not grown irises myself but lived in a rental a few years back that had many. I did not realize there were so many color combinations and would love to try growing them myself.

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  722. Audrey on

    I lived in England for years and grew beautiful bearded irises however until I saw your post I didn’t think I could grow them successfully in California! Thank you! I am excited to go to Schreiners and see what they still have available. And I am downloading the guide! I am so enjoying your posts!!

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  723. Melissa Haffeman on

    I’ve only ever had the chance to admire wild irises. This year though we are planting our first garden as we have built and moved in our home. Thank you for this guidance on irises. It feels so promising to plant the first of our garden before the frost and know that our future selves will love the bounty.

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  724. Jenn Powell on

    I visited Schreiner’s Iris Garden this year for the first time and I brought home several that I loved. My favorite so far is Gingersnap with its amazing root beer fragrance.

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  725. Molly Beach Sadorf on

    I love growing irises! I couldn’t possibly pick just one favorite, but I love the yellow ones. Honestly, anything yellow. But yellow irises aren’t common where I live and I love the wow factor.

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  726. Sandra olea courter on

    I have two purple ones that I got from my mom who got them from a cousin who passed away so every time they bloom I remember him. I have no idea what the are called. I’d love to grow more!!

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  727. Karen S on

    Karen

    I’ve had irises for years. I can’t truly pick one variety but the one that caught my eye today is named Girly Girl.

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  728. Diana C. on

    My list is long so any little bit of assistance to indulge my flower passion will help!

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  729. Amy on

    I’ve never grown irises before. I’m a very new gardener but am taking over my grandmother’s garden and irises would be a great new addition to her beds!

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  730. Alaina on

    I’ve attempted to grow them, however I’ve never actually gotten mine to flower, just some greens.

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  731. Krystle on

    I would love to try my hand at irises this year. It was my grandfather’s favorite flower! Best blooms to you & yours!

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  732. Stacey on

    I have tried to grown before but haven’t had much luck. My favorite flower though!

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  733. Pat on

    I’ve grown irises but only from rhizomes that were given to me. Sadly, I never knew what they were named. One of my favorite flowers!

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  734. Lindsay on

    Would love to grow iris this year!

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  735. Nancy Solano on

    I only started growing them a couple of years ago and almost immediately became an iris hoarder (I swear, it’s a real thing)!!! They are just so uniquely magical and romantic! There are so many amazing varieties, I don’t think I could pick one, but I’m definitely loving the tan/nude/blush color combos!

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  736. Fabiola on

    My good friend grows them and I love visiting her beautiful garden. I would love to start growing them myself.

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  737. Lori on

    Really want to try growing irises. 😁

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  738. Courtney on

    Never grown irises, but have fallen in love with all the vintage colors!

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  739. Ashley on

    This will be my first time planting irises! Thanks for sharing all of your incredible wisdom 💗

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  740. Hollie on

    I have not grown them before, but would love to start!

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  741. Michele on

    I’ve had irises at previous homes. We’re moving in September and hope to get some in the ground for spring!

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  742. Lydia on

    I have fond memories of these because a dear family friend gifted some to my parents and they grew beautifully around the house. Now with my own home, I would love have some!

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  743. Madeline Given on

    Ahhhhh! Perfect giveaway…I have not grown them before but have been dying to try! Just needed the nudge. 🤩

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  744. Sarah on

    I have not grown irises yet, but I’m looking forward to adding some luscious varieties to my mini flower farm.

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  745. Nicole on

    I have never grown Irises before, but would love to try! Also, thank you for sharing your love of flowers with the world! You inspired me to grow dahlias for the first time this year! I built a little fenced in area for a cut flower garden in my backyard and planted 80 tubers! All of them came up except for 4, I was thrilled! The first thing I do in the morning is walk through it and it brings me so much Joy, thank you!

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  746. Rae on

    My house came with a bed of irises, so I have no idea what variety they are! They are part of what made me decide to go bigger with a cut flower garden, but I don’t have more types of iris yet and would love to try out some new varieties!

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  747. Rachel B on

    I have not yet grown my own irises, but am excited to try! I’ve had so much fun growing dahlias this summer and looking forward to adding color to more of the season.

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  748. Linnie on

    I’ve never grown iris before! I would love to try. Its such a beautiful flower. I would love to try! My father in law loved it

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  749. Leslee Hughes on

    I have personally never grown irises before but my mom had them all over my childhood home. So now, of course, whenever I see an iris, I think of my mom. I’m so excited to grow some now that I have a house of my own.

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  750. Sara on

    I’ve never grown irises, I’m new to the flower growing game, but just started with zinnias and sunflowers this year…it’s addictive! I adore irises, and agree they are underappreciated but so unique. Thank you for sharing your insider tips, recommendations, growing guides, etc. I’m drinking it all in and having fun learning something new. Getting into gardening this past year has been the best outlet for me, I work in a stressful, busy hospital and COVID has personally hit my family hard. It’s wonderful creating a place to come home and escape to and clear my head. Flowers really are magical. Thank you again for all you do to get more flowers and beauty into the world, especially when we need it most. Hopefully I’ll get to grow some of your seeds one day here in sunny FL 🌼🌻🌸

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  751. Bridget on

    I’ve been growing iris since I’ve had my house. I don’t know the name of my favorite variety… after my grandmother passed away I dug up flowers from her house and added them to my yard. My favorites a
    are in that patch of flowers transplanted from her garden.

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  752. Libby on

    I have a lovely yellow iris that was in my garden before it was mine, and I’m planning to add more. They’re my moms favorite flower, so I’m also planning to plant some at her place.

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  753. Beth B on

    I have never grown irises and am excited to start planting at my first home!

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  754. Aimee Jones on

    I have grown iris before. They are one of my favorite flowers. I can’t pick one favorite variety. Varieties I love are sea wash, peach jam, teenybopper, starring, and But Darling. 😊

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  755. Sarah on

    I have some white cemetery irises that I love but i can’t wait to check out these other amazing varieties.

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  756. Annette Hale on

    Pretty new to growing Iris’s. It was my great grandmother’s favorite flower and her name was Iris💜
    I don’t have a favorite yet, but love peachy colors.

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  757. Joanne Mott on

    New to the iris game! Would love to win and give them a try!

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  758. Paula on

    My mother-in-law grew irises in her garden. She was so proud of them and shared them with not only me but several of my friends. She has been gone now since 1995 but my memory of her comes flooding back when I see a beautiful iris blooming.

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  759. Audrey on

    I’ve never grown irises of my own, but my grandmother has them all over her farm! Mostly around the house. My grandmother has been grappling Alzheimer’s, and now my cousin, who is actually a florist, will come and cut them and make arrangements for her. Everything for the arrangements will come from the farm. It usually includes tulips, gladiolus, eucalyptus, and even wild red clover from the fields. They are so beautiful and he is so creative! It’s also something super easy that my grandmother can attend to. Most things she can remember how to do are repetitive physical things that she’s done her whole life. Keeping a flower arrangement fresh is one of them ❤️

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  760. Flynn on

    I love all the bearded irises that have stripes, but I think my favorite is ‘Moose Tracks’.

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  761. Vanessa Bishop on

    I have had irises here for years. I got them from my grandparents farm. I honestly am not sure of the variety but I love them because they remind me of being on their farm.

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  762. Lisa Edelhuber on

    I was first introduced to bearded iris as a young child in my grandmother’s gardens. She would ALWAYS be so excited to get her ‘seed catalogs’ in the late winter because spring was right around the corner! She just couldn’t wait to plant even more in her gardens! I have ALWAYS loved the white top ones with deep purple bottom. They have a scent like Kool Aid to me!☺️💜

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  763. Heather Muns on

    I have three iris plants but they have never bloomed. I keep waiting patiently. I would love some more. My grandma had an iris garden in her backyard. They were her pride and joy. I wish I would have gotten some of them after she died. Whenever I see irises I’m reminded of her.

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  764. Stephey Baker on

    My grandmother and mom use to grow an heriloom bearded Iris. It was beautiful, deep purple with white zerba stripes and a tinge of yellow. I remember it blooming mid spring and it was actually the first lino-block print made as a kid in art class. I’d love to plant a patch in my yard and create a whole new painting inspired by their unique beauty. Best to you and anyone who wins!!!

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  765. Savannah on

    I think bearded irises are now my second favorite flower behind dahlias! They have the most gorgeous color combinations!! I hope to grow my first irises this coming year. One of my favorites right now from Schriener’s is ‘Sun and Sky’.

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  766. Betsy on

    I love iris and how easy they are! It would be so fun to add more colors in the garden. Never really thought about them for cut flowers!

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  767. Jason L. on

    I’ve never planted them, but my wife loves flowers and I would love to plant some for her. The Dahlia’s she planted this year have brought her so much joy. I would love to plant some Iris’ for a beautiful Spring treat next year.

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  768. Abby on

    Confession: I’ve never even HEARD of a bearded iris but am super intrigued! New to this gardening/cutting garden thing but am loving all I’m learning from Floret!

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  769. Lizzie Bowman on

    You are always so inspiring, Erin, and I learn so much from you! I have one bearded white iris that a friend divided and gave me. And then I have a purple one, that isn’t bearded. I’m not sure what varieties they are, but would love to add more!

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  770. Holly on

    my parents’ farm has a spectacular patch of yellow bearded iris and i am always so surprised at how fast they multiply! i would love to grow an apricot or brown iris variety!

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  771. Nancy on

    Wow I’ve never seen such a beautiful variety of irises. I would love to grow them in my yard🥰

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  772. Michelle on

    Yes! I have some old blue-purple heirloom variety that smells like grapes, and is super hearty and divides like crazy: I don’t know the name of it … this year I got a few white sports, and some seed pods: so excited to try and plant those 🧡🧡

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  773. Kaprice Widener on

    I had a small patch of irises (unsure the variety), but we just moved and we had to leave them behind. Excited to grow our new garden and yard with plants.

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  774. Kirsten on

    We purchased and moved into our first house in November, so had no idea what landscaping would come up. To our disappointment NO FLOWERS! How sad!?! We are about to start putting in our bulbs and rhizomes so that we can have some beauty this spring. Love the textures and colors the irises bring!

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  775. Kellie Kubena on

    I have bearded irises my dad planted in my garden from his. I lost my dad this year and the irises need dividing, but I’m terrified they won’t come back.

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  776. Addison Greene on

    I am 19 years old and am not sure of the varieties my great grandmother has, but I love separating them and giving the new rhizomes out to neighbors every year and have always wanted some from Schreiners! :)

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  777. Becky on

    I have a couple of varieties of irises but I don’t know what they’re called. One is a nice white flower that blooms twice a year. Most don’t have a remarkable scent, but there is one that smells delightful too.

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  778. Stephanie on

    I have never grow Irises but see them on the bike trails. Would love to learn and plant some in my garden!

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  779. Jenny on

    Yes! We had blue flag iris at our old house and loved them! Would love to have some at our new home

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  780. Donna on

    I’ve had unknown iris varieties in my yard for years. I haven’t really known what to do to keep them happy. Looking forward to new varieties. Appreciate your knowledge.

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  781. Kristin on

    Iris gardens are a favorite … have many from my mother”s garden. Hope to pass along to my daughter.🌸

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  782. Kelly.Quilty on

    I am super new to iris gardening and look forward to trying anything Floret’s team suggests . I feel like you all have our back and jumping in with both feet is the only way to learn . Go Team Floret! Educate us all one pedal at a time.

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  783. Brittany on

    I love irises! We named our daughter 👼🏼 after them and I have been slowly expanding my color varieties. It brings me comfort and joy to see them in the garden.

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  784. Tina on

    I haven’t grown them but my childhood home had a beautiful purple variety. l would love to add some to my garden!

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  785. Amy Johnson on

    I’ve never planted Irises. However the property we have now had several variety of bearded irises. They are delight every spring.

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  786. Jordan Scott on

    I started growing flowers this year to incorporate into our wedding arrangements, and fell in love with growing! This year I grew zinnias and a few dahlias. Irises will be the next flowers added to the growing collection. The ruffled petals are beautiful. ❤️

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  787. Katie on

    I love the dwarf varieties so I can grow them inside. I’m in Alaska so it takes a little longer for Spring to roll around and any kind of living thing I can have in my house helps!

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  788. AONG VANG on

    I haven’t tried growing irises yet. Id love to though! I’m thankful for your guides! I’ll be using them!

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  789. Tracy Furgason on

    I grew up in IL and was introduced to bearded irises by my grandmother. I have always loved their smell. It reminds me of her. Every house I have owned has always had a small patch of purple and white bearded irises to help carry my Grandma with me. I recently moved from NY to UT and as my husband and I house hunt, I already know that irises will definitely be somewhere special in our yard.

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  790. Mary Ciccolella on

    I have grown Iris for years, I always have room for more! They are addictive and lovely. 🤗❤️

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  791. Jami Rigsby-Jenkins on

    I’ve never personally grown irises, but my grandma and mom had the most BEAUTIFUL patches! I’d love to carry on this lovely tradition. I love any variety with the lettuce leaf, frilly edges. They are daintiness itself. 💜

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  792. Brooke on

    I haven’t…yet. My neighbor has many different kinds that I got to enjoy this past spring. I would love to add some to my garden!

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  793. Julie Vance on

    My mother has irises from her grandmother. That row alongside the house has been divided many times with irises from there growing in Urbana, IL and St. Louis, MO – two homes where I lived. They are such an low effort high reward flower for newbies.

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  794. Christina Koether on

    I have a couple kinds I’ve grown. One was a gift from a neighbor when she divided hers. It is maroon with pale coral pink and simply stunning! The other is one from my mother’s garden. I’d love to grow more.

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  795. Rachael on

    I have never planted them before but we are moving onto some land soon and would love to give it a try. Soaking in all your knowledge!! Thanks for sharing.

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  796. Megan on

    I have grown bearded iris and love them!!

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  797. Katheryn Dalziel on

    Irises will always have a special place in my heart because they were my grandmother’s favorite flower. Her mother’s name was Iris, so she always planted a full bed of them to remember her mother and now I plant them to remember her. When I was a child I thought that the bearded ones she planted were ugly, but now I find them interesting and beautiful. I’ve never paid attention to the names, but mine are mostly the traditional small blue ones. I’d love to add more varieties though!

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  798. Karen Comiskey on

    New to growing irises but have always admired them! Not familiar enough with the names to say my favorite but would say the purple with the yellow is so pretty!

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  799. Susan on

    I have never grown then but would love to give it try!

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  800. Olivia Veronesi on

    Hi! I have never grown irises before!! I have always loved them and would be thrilled to win this gift certificate so I can try out some super beautiful varieties. thank you!

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  801. Mallory Thompson on

    My favorite variety is Schreiner’s Chasing Rainbows! I am an iris fanatic, always looking to add new and unique colors to my garden!

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  802. Ashlee on

    I have them in my grandmas garden now, mostly blues and purples. I’m loving all the other colors and I’m going to order some new ones this year.

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  803. Jenny Cox on

    I have never grown them but I’m inspired to try!

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  804. Bee on

    I haven’t had the chance to grow these beauties yet. Need to get on the bandwagon soon!

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  805. Megan Hover on

    I really like Iris versicolor or blue flag because it grows wild on the shores of the lake where I grew up ❤️

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  806. Laura Morris on

    I have not grown irises before, but I am excited to start with bearded irises.

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  807. Caitlin on

    My mom had bearded iris when I was growing up. I grew up in St. Louis and they are everywhere! One of my favorite flowers.

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  808. Alex on

    Yes! We had them established at our old home and I’m
    So excited to grow colors of my own choosing!

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  809. Valerie Beyer on

    I have not but now after watching your instastories I want to add them to my own cutting garden!

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  810. Allison on

    This will be my first year. I ordered a few purple bearded irises but would love to try more.

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  811. Amanda on

    Hi there!! I have never planted irises before but they are beautiful! Would love to give them a try in the cut flower garden! :)

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  812. Emily on

    I love the blue flag variety. Reminds me of my grandmother.

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  813. Jamie Hampton on

    Hello from Kentucky! I have a couple of purple irises that I transplanted from my mom’s old house but have no idea what variety they are. One of my plants just bloomed for a second time this year which I thought was very odd. I would love to have a few more varieties in my flower beds in the spring.
    Thank you for all you do!

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  814. Maggie Lowry on

    My favorite variety is anything doubled ruffled !! Truly amazing flowers bringing many memories to my senses! I’m slowly collecting different varieties to someday fill our hillside with them! They will help stabilize our bank and erosion problem & bring options for many bouquets 💐 ….
    A collage of
    Colors 🌿

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  815. Shelby on

    I love iris, have 3-4 different colors in various gardens on my property. (Unsure what they are called because they were here before I moved here). Learned they could be separated last year and made a new garden with all the different types I have! There is a deep maroon color that is my favorite :)

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  816. Jess on

    My Mom has a beautiful iris patch, and so did my Grandma Ivah. A coworker of mine back in Iowa was an iris breeder, and she used to bring in grab bags of the most beautiful diverse irises she had created—variegated foliage, striped petals, and every color combo you can imagine. I love one that she shared with me that was purple and smelled exactly like grape soda 💜

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  817. Kimy on

    I haven’t grown Irises yet. They are so beautiful but I felt a little intimidated to start on my second year of gardening. This year I focused on Dahlias, Ranunculus, Tulip, and Zinnias in addition to my vegetable garden. As I continue to learn I’ve been slowly expanding. Next years goals is Irises, Celosia, and Daffodils.

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  818. Christa Nelson on

    I have only just begun growing these the past 3 years and have slowly been adding to my collection but bearded are by far my favorite, so far! My mom always had big garden areas filled with Iris and one of our chores growing up was cleaning out the irises after a blooming season to get rid of all the dead “leaves”.

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  819. Sara carlson on

    I recently purchased my house and am redoing all of the beds. My grandma was an avid gardener and her spring beds were beautiful! I still have quite a lot to learn and can be a bit intimated, but your videos are very helpful and inspiring! Headed to the schreiner’s website now.

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  820. Amy Claborn on

    When you ask what is your first memory of flowers when you were little, mine was an iris! My mom has always had them! I love them and all the varieties you shared! I would love to start some of my own!

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  821. Becky Pope on

    I’ve not grown Iris personally but my grandmas used to have them in their gardens. It’s a flower that my husband has been asking to add to our garden for many years because he remembers them in his grandmas garden as well.

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  822. Kathleen on

    I actually just planted my first ones last week.. I divided my moms and a room a few! Not sure what they’re called sadly=/

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  823. Susan Richards on

    I love bearded iris. We got some from Schrieners 2 years ago and I will be seperating soon and sharing with friends.

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  824. Chanda S on

    I have my grandmas but I have no clue what variety they are… haha

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  825. Danielle on

    I’ve never! We’ve only had our own property for a
    Little over 2 years! But would love to try!!

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  826. Julia on

    I grow a few iris, and am eager to grow more. Long ago I used to drive by a garden on a busy street corner. The two street sides of the garden were lined with gorgeous pale purple iris. Sadly, that garden is now gone, but it is my ambition to recreate it someday at my own house, hoping that mine will bring others the same joy and inspiration which that garden brought me.

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  827. Makenzie on

    I have never planted bearded iris’ before, but my family and I are currently in the process of creating my micro-farm and would love to add these to what we will grow!

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  828. Jennifer on

    My favorite are the ones that have creeped into my yard from the neighbor’s. So pretty and I didn’t have to do anything to get them!

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  829. Amanda on

    I live bearded iris. Where I live we have lots of ‘old fashioned’ iris. The purplish brownish kind. I’d love to add some really dark purples and whites this year!

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  830. Erin on

    I just planted my first irises this summer and I’m looking forward to more of them come next! They fill such a lovely gap in my flower garden, after spring blooms are gone but before the mid summer coneflowers and hydrangeas really get going.

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  831. Jana on

    Never have grown irises, would love to try!

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  832. Kathy on

    I love all the different types of Iris but bearded irises
    are my favorites. I just love their falls and they are so easy to grow and very drought resistant.

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  833. Jessica on

    I’ve ever grown irises before but I had the pleasure of visiting Schreiner’s this year!! This display garden was so beautiful and I’d love to grow some in my own garden 😊

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  834. Chandra on

    A client of mine divided her irises and was generous enough to share with me. However, I have no idea what variety they are. One day I will grow my own selection of irises for cutting.

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  835. Jen Doucette on

    I like the dark purple iris! And I learned something new today-thanks Erin!- that you can’t plant iris rhizomes too deep! Maybe that’s why some of mine didn’t take in the past

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  836. Candace Minster on

    I love irises and have grown a variety of beautiful bearded types that were hand-me-downs from other gardeners. I don’t know the name of my favorite, but it enormous (the biggest I’ve ever seen), brilliant white, and smells like Pez!

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  837. Chloe kirsch on

    2022 will be my first year growing Irises and I’m so excited. I got 5 different varieties and I cant think of any of the names at the moment. Yours look incredible of course. Happy late summer floret team!

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  838. Kelsey H on

    I’ve never grown Iris’ before but I would love to add them to our garden!

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  839. Brittany on

    I have never grown Irises! I always thought start simple and easy. Once I feel like I got a type then go for another and so on. These are beautiful and I love that the season for them is different than most of the ones I grow!

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  840. Brandi Besand on

    Iris are the state flower for my home state of TN. I love all of the different varieties. Have you ever seen wild iris. We live near Land Between the Lakes. When you hike through there you come across old homesteads. Which also mean old/wild varieties of flowers. My favorite being the tiny 3-4 inch variety of irises.

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  841. Kim on

    I do grow irises, but I only have 1 variety, Violet Turner. She is stunning! I need to divide her as she is about 3 years old.

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  842. Kim Dillard on

    Iris are to me the essence of a southern flower. I have many from my grandmothers garden in my yard. I try to add one or two different varieties each year!

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  843. Belinda on

    I used to think irises were an old lady flower but these last few years I have fallen in love with them. I’ve never ordered irises from a company. I’ve just taken divisions from friends or family. I browsed their site and am in love with the variegated varieties!

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  844. Stephanie Stone on

    I have grown irises before. I have struggled getting flowers and after watching your story I realized that mine are all planted too deep!
    Thank you for the great info as always. You are making my flower dreams come to life

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  845. Pat Miszuk on

    I have always loved irises but never had a home to plant them. We just bought our first home with a cute sunny yard and so excited to plant a garden with lots of iris!!
    Love your show and videos so much!!!
    Thanks

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  846. Sheri Larkin on

    I grow three different irises. Two were given to me by neighbors. One was my grandfathers. It’s just the classic purple. But it smells like the grape medicine (dimatap) you would take as a child. I inherited my grandfathers love of gardening. Those irises are a fixture in my garden no matter at what house I move to. Right near the front door. Always. So I think of him every time I walk in or out our door. After one move my Rhizomes for these rotted. My husband on a trip went back by our old house and begged to dig some of the remaining irises up. He had to barter fixing the new owners AC. But I have my grandfather’s grape irises.

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  847. Kathryn on

    Irises are one of my favorite flowers as they remind me of my great grandpa who loved to grow them!

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  848. Clare Loxterkamp on

    This fall will be my first year! I’m so excited about this new world of irises and Shreiners varieties are so amazing!!!

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  849. Nicole on

    I planted my first Iris last year and got my first blooms this year and totally fell in love. The variety is called Sugar Blue and the scent is amazing. They’re also rebloomers.

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  850. Kimberly on

    I grow only Immortality and an unidentified pale blue that was on the property when I moved in. I’m excited to try something in the pink family…and whatever else I find that I can’t live without.

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  851. Patricia on

    My favorite bearded iris is a peachy colored beauty that I don’t know the name of. It came from my mom’s spectacular garden and started my love o of irises. So far all the ones I have came from mom or my mother in law!

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  852. Shu Jean on

    I planted some last year but they didn’t really flower. Hoping to keep trying. I would like to try the blue coloured ones.

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  853. Abbey on

    Not yet- but I’m inspired!

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  854. Teresa Epling on

    I planted dark purple Iris three years ago just to hide a power pole in my yard. I sure didn’t know I would fall in love with them! Now I have them in different places in my yard! The bearded flowers is the most beautiful that I have……. Really can’t wait to have them next year! So much excitement!

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  855. Heather Champney on

    I have not grown them intentionally but this is the year to start! We are in TN and it’s the state flower, so the blue/purple variety is everywhere. I can’t wait to knock the socks off of my people with new takes on this state fav!

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  856. Danielle on

    Although they are one of my absolute favorite flowers, I have never had a space to grow iris’…..until now!
    Faves include Berry Scary, Full of Magic and Great Smokey Dawn.

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  857. Rhea Adkins on

    We love Schreirer’s Iris’!!! Fun fact… one of their kids (Dr. Tom Schreiner)worked on the farm as a kid, and was my husband’s collage professor in California! Fast forward and he was also our daughter’s seminary professor in Kentucky! Small world, connected by flower farmers! 💐

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  858. Melissa on

    I love Bearded Iris. I have a beautiful variety that looks like the Frisky Frolic but I truthfully don’t remember who I ordered them through!

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  859. Nicole Allen on

    I have planted some of the purple, passed down from my grandmother, but never realized how many different colors there are!! Looking forward to trying out some new varities.

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  860. Elizabeth on

    I inherited some iris and I’m not sure of the variety but I love them

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  861. Rebecca on

    I accidentally grew irises one year! I bought and planted gladiola bulbs. The shot up leaves but never bloomed. Three years later irises bloomed 🤣 they’re lovely though. They remind me of my grandmother. She always had them along her fence.

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  862. Vanessa blair on

    I just experienced bearded iris’ last year,my mother had them all along her house and was very proud of them,my mother passed away 2018 and I dug some up before we sold her house and i threw them in the ground in a random spot,let me tell you they are stunning and I’m now hooked..I now see why she loved them so much,I’m going to add more every year!

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  863. Susie Truax on

    I’ve never planted bearded irises, but hope to start soon.

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  864. Kristy on

    I recently bought a house in Michigan. The previous owner had left his garden in shambles. I have worked and worked to get the flower garden back to a beautiful landscape. I have some Irises but would really love to add more to the garden. I just don’t know where to start.

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  865. Jennifer Relihan on

    I have never planted iris before but my mother did in her garden. She had beautiful irises, so they remind me of her!

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  866. Stephanie Eberle on

    This is my late grandmothers favorite flower, we still have one of her iris’ growing in the garden. I’m unsure of the type but it’s a beautiful Violet color.

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  867. Gwynne Rappuhn on

    My irises are from my mom’s garden, which have been so fun to have at my own home!

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  868. CheyAnne Sexton on

    I’ve loved, painted and grown iris as young as my Grandma Hogard growing them and remembering in her iris’. I bought four schriener iris and got a fifth for free. Can’t wait

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  869. Billie Ross on

    I’ve been growing Iris for 30 years and we always had them growing up. Mine have always been been “pass alongs” except for my favorite a – ruffled pale pink one I purchased 5 years ago. I love sharing my Iris when they need to be thinned.

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  870. Jesse on

    I just planted my first iris rhizomes! My favorite bearded iris (based on photos) is Discovered Treasure.

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  871. PAULA WELLMAN on

    Love bearded iris. The pale violets smell like grapes.

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  872. Autumn Roberts on

    This is my very first summer of planting a flower garden. I made many mistakes but I am learning on my urban lot! I started this garden as I watched my father slowly fade away from ALS. And I work as a RN discharge planner in a inner city hospital this has been my sanctuary I put in one Iris loved it’s variegated leaves. Would love more! Thank you floret for helping me love flowers, helping me survive this last year it has been one of the roughest years.

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  873. Holly G on

    I haven’t, but looked jealously at the ones other people grew this year!

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  874. Lori on

    I’ve never planted irises but hope to someday

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  875. Amy on

    Irises remind me of my grandmother who loved flowers. As she got older I kept her flower beds cleaned and there was nothing more she enjoyed than to see her flowers blooming. Even though MawMaw has been gone for many years I still have the memories.

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  876. Kathryn on

    I have the most beautiful pale yellow variety that was gifted to me from a neighbors garden when we moved into our house. It’s my absolute favorite!

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  877. Erin Ardoin on

    I have grown irises before but, never bearded irises. They’re so nostalgic I will definitely be adding some this year

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  878. Tiffany on

    I have not grown irises, but it’s on my list to try!!!
    I’ve always been fascinated by them. My mom’s name is Iris, so we always had irises in the house! 😊

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  879. Cristina H on

    When we pitched our house 10 years ago there were purple iris flowers. I loved the flowers so much that since I’ve divided them and given them away as gifts. I would love to add a few more plants to my garden.

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  880. Monika on

    My godmother gave me some STUNNING deep deep purple almost black irises and they grew so well for years! I split them and they were very sad this year but I’m hoping for a better year next year after they’ve acclimated again.

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  881. Amy on

    I have never grown irises before but they were the first flower I fell in love with and the one that immediately takes me back to memories of my grandmother when I was little. Purple irises and my grandmother went hand in hand!

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  882. Laura on

    I’ve never grown Irises before! I’m a very novice planter too but this would be exciting!!

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  883. Laura F. on

    I have Iris’s that I have planted 12 years ago and they are a purple Siberian Iris and are so pretty!! Would love to add more!

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  884. Mary van der Meer on

    Personally I haven’t grown any irises yet, but I’m starting a new perennial bed this fall, and irises are my dad’s favorite so I’d love to plant a bunch for him! Their smiling blooms will remind me of him.

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  885. Abie on

    I love irises! I have no idea on the varieties I have because they’ve been pasted along from friends and family; which just adds to the love!

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  886. Sharon Laggis on

    I’ve not grown irises here in Vermont, but I love them and thank you for the chance at this giveaway.
    Thank you for ALL your incredible information and your enthusiasm is great!!!

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  887. Dahlia on

    Beautiful pics! I have never grown irises but I would love to learn how and try my hand at them. I would do it just to honor my mom, her middle name is Iris. I think she would be tickled to see them in my garden.

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  888. Kristen on

    Have just moved into a home that has some in perennial beds but would love to add some new varieties to the mix – and try out the experience of starting my own!! Love the purples and blues!!!

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  889. Leslie on

    The iris is my Grandma’s favorite flower, so it has and will always be a part of my garden!

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  890. Julie Linstruth on

    Hello! Irises are my favorite flower, I can’t believe they’re under-appreciated!! I grew up in an old farmhouse where we had beds bursting with deep purple Irises. I bought an old fixer upper in summer 2020 and had to defer any landscaping to this year (ugh, priorities), but that allowed my friends & family to divide their own Irises to share with me! I am eagerly awaiting my own order from Schreiner’s and would loooove to get more – thank you for this opportunity!

    – Julie :)

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  891. Christine Cole on

    Some day I will have a rainbow of irises in my garden. Excited for your guide!

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  892. Sylvia Hall on

    I am simply amazed at the beauty that come from your garden. I am inspired to dream about what mine could be. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with us!

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  893. Cheryl Connor on

    I love irises. They remind me of my mom. I moved 2 years ago to Whidbey Island and brought some of hers with me. So I’m looking forward to adding in more colors. Thanks.

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  894. Autumn B. on

    The only irises I’ve grown have been from friends dividing plants that they had! I don’t know if any of them have variety names! I would love to return the favor by growing some varieties new to us that I could later share with friends.

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  895. Kristin F on

    I’ve grown irises before. I think my favorite is going to be coffee trader. Schreiners sold out of ghostwriter—hoping to get that next year.

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  896. Leslie on

    I adore irises. They remind my of my Baba( grandmother) who adored gardening and has made me fall in love too .
    I also so thankful for you content . always so helpful and inspiring
    ❤️❤️❤️

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  897. Maria on

    When I first bought my home I unearthed some irises under some overgrown bushes and relocated them. The next season I had these beautiful 2 toned purple irises. I love to stare at them when they are in full bloom so I made sure to move them where I can see them from my windows.

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  898. Janette on

    Never grown on purpose before, but when I moved into my house I was surprised by a giant iris popping up out of nowhere! Absolutely love them now!

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  899. Julie Eiden on

    I love irises, but haven’t grown them in the past.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Julie

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  900. Cheryl Barlow on

    I had an Iris that belonged to my grandmother but lost it in a move. They always remind me of her.

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  901. Alysha Myers on

    I’ve never grown irises before but would love to see “Stairway to Heaven” in my garden next spring 😍

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  902. Anice Bunch on

    I’m excited to grow Iris, I have fond memories of my mom growing them as I grew up. The beautiful deep color of her purple ones.

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  903. Kendra on

    They look beautiful!!!

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  904. Kristen Wheeler on

    Thanks Erin and Team Floret for offering this giveaway! I’ve planted one iris near the corner of my front door entrance. It was the most beautiful purple and royal blue bloom, indeed the stuff that Monet dreamed about. This year was the first year my iris didn’t make an appearance in several years. Been thinking about getting more since that spot seemed to be enjoyed for many years by my little springtime friend.

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  905. E on

    Planted irises for the first time last fall and my favorites were “Peach Jam” and “Coffee Trader.”

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  906. Autumn on

    Bearded irises are my favorite! My father grew as many as he could throughout the years as I grew up, but I haven’t yet started the tradition myself. Fingers crossed!

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  907. Sarah Teachout on

    I’ve never grown Iris before but always admire them when I see them in people’s gardens. Next spring I’m am hoping to start a cut flower garden outside the front door.

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  908. Gabriela Garza on

    We moved to a small farm and in our back pasture my husband found an old stone house foundation with tons of iris bulbs surrounding the old foundation! I replanted them and can’t wait to see what comes up in the spring!

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  909. Kristen on

    My first irises were from the neighbors at my first home. When we moved I dug some of them up and brought them with me. At my new home the previous owner had planted some and I have divided and shared them. I just love perennial swaps and would love to have some more varieties to share! I’m not sure of the varieties but they are white and purple and so cheery!

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  910. Marcie on

    I am very new to growing irises. I got a few rhizomes from a friend last year, but only got leaves this year. Eventually I would love to have many varieties of irises in my garden.

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  911. Rachel on

    I grew up with them all over our yard. Now that I have a house of my own it would be lovely to plant them here!

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  912. Stephanie on

    Me me me!!! I’m a poor who loves flowers and gardening!! Also my mother who passed still has iris’s from her mother growing in her garden at home. I don’t know the variety. I probably should’ve listened to my mom and grandma more.

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  913. Areli on

    Oh I would love to grow Irises this coming year! Fingers crossed!!!

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  914. Kelly on

    This is one that I haven’t grown but am itching to try. They have beautiful varieties!

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  915. Kristine Moody on

    I love iris and their unexpected beauty in the garden. I’ve gotten mine from the local iris society but sadly I’ve lost all the tags but my favorite is this a pale white one that looks almost silver.

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  916. Jocelyn on

    Ive never grown Irises but I have always loved them! I grew my first garden from seed this year and a lot of what I did was inspired by years of watching you! Thank you for all you do.

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  917. Ashley Levy on

    Yes, such an easy flower to grow!! My favorite variety is Candy Coating.

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  918. Paula Collins on

    I’ve never planted bearded Iris but there was one in my yard. I have recently retired and I’m working on beautifying my small yard. I would love to add these.

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  919. Hilarie Ashton on

    We had irises in all shades of blue and purple lining the backyard of our previous home, and I miss them so much!

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  920. Kendall on

    I’ve never planted iris before, even though it’s one of my favorite flowers! I’m excited to hopefully give it a try this year!

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  921. Melissa McKay on

    Bearded irises are some of my favorite spring flowers to grow and cut. I remember a patch of them at my childhood home. Years later, my husband and I moved into an old fixer-upper on 4 acres, and there were thousands of irises on the property. I was in Heaven! When we moved from that house, I dug up clump after clump and transplanted them to the new place. I’ve also added about 35 named varieties over the years. ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is one of my faves. The bloom is enormous!

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  922. Kristy on

    Coffee trader is also one of my favorites as well as Glamazon. Most of mine are all from schreiners as well.

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  923. Christina Bonnett on

    Nope, never grown irises before, but I’ve been obsessed with adding allllll the flowers into my vegetable garden and all the variety it has brought! I think irises would fit in quite nicely.

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  924. Pat Thom on

    I used to drive past Shreiner Iris Gardens every day to pick my kids up from school! I have many varieties from them. I would love to win a gift certificate.

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  925. Carolyn on

    I have only 1 iris plant that I received from my mother in law. I would enjoy more of a variety in the yard.

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  926. Olivia Day on

    I grew 2 varieties in 2018 and since then I’ve added a few more to my collection. I’m excited for haunted heart to flower next year!

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  927. Erin K on

    I have never grown irises but I would love to start!

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  928. Rocio on

    Ive never planted iris before but they are beautiful ❤️

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  929. Kelly on

    I’m just learning and noticing Iris flowers! They are so so beautiful and unique! Adding these to my garden would be very lovely!!

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  930. Patricia on

    Our house came with one bearded iris (18 years ago) and despite willful neglect, it’s still blooming every year. Now I’m inspired to add some to my growing repertoire which mainly consists of ranunculus, snapdragons and 500 dahlias. Hello Iris, here we go!

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  931. Amanda B. on

    I tried to plant them last year, but the nasty squirrels dug up my rhizomes before they could flower!

    I also gifted my mom some of Schreiner’s pink variety last year for her birthday and they survived and they were gorgeous! Definitely looking into planting them again in the future!

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  932. Heather on

    I have yet to grow irises of my own. We are redoing our backyard now and I would love to add some. My mom always had purple irises and my grandma had a few white ruffled ones in her flower garden.

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  933. Erin M. on

    I ordered a few bearded iris from Schreiner’s last year, because the ones I saw here at Floret were so beautiful. They bloomed this spring, and we’re completely stunning! I can’t wait to see what they do next year!

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  934. Heather on

    I have not, but I would definitely love to add them to my cut flowers!!!

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  935. Lisa Mann on

    I have a patch of Dutch iris but have never grown bearded iris. I’d love to give them a try!

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  936. Rachel Rainbow on

    I’ve never grown iris’s prior but this year I plan on growing little peaches! I just love the creamsicle color it displays!!

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  937. Keri on

    I have. They multiply so beautifully! You can have a yard full in no time!

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  938. Barbara C. on

    I have not grown iris before but would love to start! All that floret does is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. 🙂

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  939. Maggie Fisher on

    I have two varieties of irises in my yard. One is Othello we planted when we first bought our home. My favorite is my Fries-Morel that we planted in my great grandmother’s yard, then my grandmother’s and now are in my yard. I can’t wait to one day give some of them to my daughter for her yard.

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  940. Jean on

    I’m very new to the Iris loving world, but am very excited to increase my babies. Thank you for the amazing information and inspiration.

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  941. Stephanie on

    I would love to add this variety to my cut garden! I have never grown then before and I am new to flower gardening!

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  942. Tyesha Credit on

    Those Irises are beautiful! I wanted to get some to go in my cut flower garden this year but unfortunately I spent too much money on other flowers. Nonetheless, yours are amazing and I can’t wait to see your pictures and Instagram posts when they bloom! ❤️

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  943. Jaime Jones on

    We are just now planning our gardens in our new forever home and would live to plant some irises. Thank you all for all your hard work and all the education you provide.

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  944. Rene’ on

    Thank you for the giveaway. Don’t remember the variety but beautiful deep purple irises. Divided some for my mom a few weeks ago and hope they bloom next year.

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  945. Michelle M. on

    We have never tried Irises before… but would love to try! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  946. Trisha on

    I love irises and in our previous home they grew abundantly (maybe over abundantly)😊 I did nothing to them, and they were gorgeous. In my new home I am missing beautiful flowers and I am beginning to plan my first cut flower garden for the spring on our little one acre lot. And have dreams for my own little flower stand!💕 Thank you for all of your knowledge that you share !

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  947. Lesley Frenz on

    I’ve never grown them before but have grown to love them and would love to try!

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  948. Taylor Bell on

    I have never grown irises myself but my mother and grandmother have always had them. I would love to try some blush/pink varieties for myself for next year 🥰💗💐

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  949. Tammy Ringeisen on

    I remember my Grandmother growing Iris. I have some in my garden and plan on putting more in. Great info on planting the rhizomes now, did not know this! Thank you. -Tammy

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  950. Genevieve Collier on

    My childhood home had some pretty resilient purple bearded Irises. My siblings and I would cut them for my grandma. They were kind of sticky and smelled funny but we were proud of them.

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  951. Colleen on

    I have grown blue bearded irises before very successfully, but I love the bronzy yellow-y bearded iris colors the best. I have recently moved to a new place and am working hard to establish new flowering beds so that I can feel at home in my new place. ❤️

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  952. Susan Guiler on

    I haven’t grown Iris’s before but would love to add them to my space!!

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  953. Julia on

    I have some irises that I planted years ago and they still surprise me with their beauty every spring! I would love to add to them.

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  954. Amy on

    I started growing iris 2 seasons ago and now can’t get enough! My favorite is concertina, but I have ordered some that have yet to flower.

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  955. Becky Hutt on

    I received a bunch from a generous neighbor last year and just them dug up yesterday to move to other areas of the garden. They are lovely purple , white and yellow.

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  956. Dani on

    I’ve never grown them before but I’m expanding my cutting garden and looking for new flowers!

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  957. Emily on

    Added multiple varieties from Schreiners last year! Love frimousse!

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  958. Shayla Uskoski on

    I have not grown irises yet! My mom has a few and they’re stunning! I’m new to growing flowers and it’s been so fun. Thank you for all your resources!

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  959. Jonni on

    I’ve been ordering and planting bearded iris the past couple years and would love to add even more. I especially love fragrant varieties.

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  960. Katie on

    We have them in our yard from when we moved in. Purple and white.. but would love to grow other varieties as they are so beautiful.

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  961. Liz on

    My daughter’s name is Iris and it’s one of our favorite flowers ! We have some River irises and we’d like to add bearded irises to our garden

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  962. MaryAnne Nestor on

    My grandmother grew bearded irises; I remember she had rows and rows of them. I have grown the kind that can be planted near water–Dutch Iris? And last year my friend gave me some of the bearded iris from her divisions, beautiful lavender and peach. I liked them so much I ordered some that came as close to hers that I could find. (She didn’t remember the variety.) My favorite variety is any iris that looks beautiful and holds well in a vase!

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  963. Shannon scordo on

    I am new to gardening! This year I successfully grew 22 dahlia seedlings. My four year old helped me plant all the seeds. They are “his” flowers! None are “keepers” but I am excited to try again and again every year to see what exciting things we can see. I have never grown irises but would be so excited to have that be the next step on my gardening journey. They are so beautiful and hope to be able to experience them in own garden and share it with my son as he grows up.

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  964. Stephanie on

    All my Irises have been gifts from friends! :)

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  965. Gwen on

    I’ve become very fond of irises in the past few years. I don’t have any yet, but some of my neighbors grow through the fence! I don’t think I could pick a favorite variety, but I love all of the shades of purple.

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  966. Joanne le dressay on

    I have not been able to see my garden on whidbey island
    I know that I have lost thousands of dollars o precious plants from kings mums
    Christensens and many mail order
    I would anticipate being able to go this fall and it would be a joy to plant some fresh irises

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  967. Sarah Carter on

    I have grown irises before and my favorite variety doesn’t have a name. I got them from an older woman who was dividing and selling plants from her long established garden as a fundraiser for our local boy scout troop. They are quite beautiful though!

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  968. Kaitlyn M M Anderson on

    I love Irises but have not planted them myself but I’d love too! Would be an awesome addition to my garden.

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  969. Christine Neuffer on

    Iris is a flower I have loved but never grown. This be such a fun gift and beautiful addition to the garden 😊🌷

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  970. Brittney on

    I’ve never grown them before, but my grandmother’s name is Iris so they’ve always been a favorite in my family :) I’ve been loving experimenting with new flower varieties every year and would love to try these out!

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  971. Megan on

    I love Irises and my home came with so many (yellow) ones. Would love to add a new variety. Thank you for the tips.

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  972. Crissy on

    I have never grown iris’. But I feel they would be a lovely addition to my new beds in our new home! I appreciate all y’all’s helpful information to growing flowers!

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  973. Jeanne McCabe on

    I have only grown the Siberian iris in blue & white. and am anxious to get a bearded iris in my garden.

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  974. McKennae on

    I have never grown Iris’ but I am in LOVE with your guide and those beautiful flowers! They would be the absolute perfect addition to our farm for spring! 🤩

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  975. Miranda Holtzhauer on

    I am in my first home where I can plant things. My mom always had a big row of iris growing up. These are lovely.

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  976. Lizzie Bartolacci on

    This will be my first time planting iris! After doing a major yard overhaul, I’m slowly adding to my flower garden and learning along the way.

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  977. Kristina on

    I have never grown irises but I am learning so much from your books and videos and would love to try it out! This year for the first time I planted some dahlias, zinnias, and cosmos and I’m loving their beauty and can’t wait to continue to building up my garden!!

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  978. Susanne Hill on

    This will be my first time planting Iris! I am absorbing so much info from you! Thank you!
    Susanne Hill

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  979. Carson Wilson on

    Starting the process of becoming a full time gardener as well as creating a beautiful space for cut flowers! Would love to win because bulbs are very expensive and a girl can only afford to buy so many flowers 💐

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  980. Jennifer Geiger on

    I did a porch pick up from a fellow garden neighbor two years ago. The color is copper with purple in the middle. The prettiest bloom ever! I love watching my little patch multiple every year. Definitely going to order some ☺️

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  981. Heather Moore on

    I ordered from Schreiner’s last year, and for the first time, we had some stunning irises this spring!! We joked that the whole family was on “Iris watch” to be the first to spy a full bloom from each variety. Peach Jam is my very favorite!

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  982. Marin Penner on

    I’ve never grown Irises, this whole world of growing cut flowers is all pretty new to me. I’m so excited to plant zinnias in the spring for next summer too!

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  983. Beth Duncan on

    I have not grown any iris here in Phoenix yet but I’d love to give it a try!

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  984. Kiersten on

    My daughter and I have been falling in love with growing flowers. Iris is her favorite flower and I don’t know much about this flower. Loved the post… now I need all the different varieties. Gardening is becoming very expensive. ❤️

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  985. Meghan on

    Just planted some iris from a generous neighbor and can’t wait to add more to my garden!

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  986. Shannon on

    I just planted Coffee Trader myself! I’m most excited to see Autumn Sunrise. I have bought all my irises from Schreiner’s 🥰

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  987. Meghan on

    My favorite was given to me by a neighbor. We call her Flossie after my neighbor’s great aunt. She is a lovely rich brown.

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  988. Sheila on

    I have grown white irises but would love to branch out. Thank you for all the time to take to share your knowledge. It is very appreciated. Best of luck with seed harvesting.

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  989. Melissa on

    I have never grown my own irises but have fond memories of yellow ones in my mom’s garden, I’d love to add some to our new flower beds.

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  990. Julie Wise on

    I’ve never grown bearded iris but would love to try!

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  991. Linda on

    I too have iris plants shared from others gardens, mostly purple and a few white. Love to see them bloom each year! I am excited to expand my variety with other color options.

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  992. Sarah Marie Anderson on

    I recently transplanted some irises that were at a construction site into my garden. They’re gorgeous shades of butter and white, but I don’t know the variety, unfortunately. Of my Schreiner’s irises Celebration Song is my favorite so far!

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  993. Kristin Bergeron on

    I just got “chasing rainbows” and “mimosa.” I can’t wait to see them next year!

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  994. Beth Hamlin on

    I’ve never grown irises but my sister does and they are so pretty every year! I’d love to try my hand at them!

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  995. Emily on

    I’ve never grown irises before but your show, books and IG have inspired me to try to start growing my own flowers! I’m planning on Summer 2022 to be my first growing season :)

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  996. Kristin Bergeron on

    I just got some new ones called “Chasing Rainbows” and “Mimosa.” I can’t wait to grow them!

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  997. Kellie Dawson on

    I love all sorts of iris! My all time favorite has to be the historic iris that smells like grape koolaid. I am looking forward to adding the rootbeer scented one soon .

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  998. Rachel C on

    I bought my first iris from Christianson’s two months ago. Already tempted to purchase more. Haha

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  999. Trisha Parks on

    I used to have an iris that I loved! It was small and thin stalks. I think it was called a Siberian iris?? Wish I could find those again!

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  1000. Emma on

    I have never grown irises before but I did a bouquet with them and peonies for a friend. They are very pretty and would love to have some!

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  1001. Sam Brooks on

    This year I’ve really taken an interest in Iris’s! I love the 2 toned varieties and all the beautiful variations! Perfect for so many color palettes!

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  1002. Meg Malcolm on

    I grew up with a bearded iris bed so thick that you couldn’t plant anything else. My mom never thinned them. My irises came from a friend who had several beds planted with rhizome’s she received from her grandfather that he had been growing for as long as she could remember. They are mostly a very pale blue almost white, with a few bright yellow, purple and dark blue thrown in. They reminded me of my mom’s and as they were from a friend and someone special to her, it makes them all the more precious to me.

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  1003. Katie oskin on

    I’ve actually never planted iris’s before. I grew up with so many at both if my Grandparents houses! It would be fun to try and plant some though.

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  1004. April on

    I’ve never grown irises before. I’ve seen a bearded iris bloom in the neighborhood last year and wow omigosh! I was so blown away by the size of the flower and the color combination. There was pink, brown, blue and purple in just one flower! 🤯

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  1005. Ruth on

    I have had Iris’s in my garden for some time now. I would love to try a new variety in my garden. I love to watch them in the spring and open up in June. The spring season I get really excited to plant and tidy up my garden. The end of summer is such a fun time too because it means camp fires, digging up Dalias and Scare crows for Halloween.

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  1006. Shellie on

    I haven’t grown iris before, but have admired them in other people’s yards and in beautiful Japanese gardens when we lived there.

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  1007. Erika Salame on

    So many pretty varieties out there. Love the guide that went out.

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  1008. Laura on

    Yes! I grow a lot of rebloomers since my garden is on the small side. A favorite is Total Recall which is a soft yellow.

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  1009. Amy Struthers on

    Irises are one of the perennials that grow especially well in the harsh climate of eastern Nebraska. They make it through the freeze/thaw of our winters, the high heat and humidity of summer, and the prairies winds year round So many colors and bloom times!

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  1010. Megan on

    My mother in law gave me some purple ones from her yard last year and they were so fun to enjoy! I would love to add to my little patch and try out some other colors.

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  1011. Vanessa tapia on

    I was literally just looking into these today, I’ve never grown them. This was my first year trying to grow any type of plant/flower. Some made it and some did not, but all part of the learning process. I did pick up some tips from you that will be helpful for next season

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  1012. Berta on

    I have some purple ones and white ones I just got from a neighbor. I don’t know the names of them 🙈

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  1013. Alicia on

    I got ahold of Coffee Trader a few years ago and unfortunately, the deer usually eat all my iris blooms. This Spring, after running an errand, I pulled up and saw it in all its glory right in front of me. It’s gorgeous!!!

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  1014. Stephanie on

    I’ve never grown Iris before but would love to try them!

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  1015. Sarah on

    Love irises. Have only grown purple- not sure of the name. Would love to try others!

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  1016. Jennifer on

    Wow, just took a quick look at the online store and they are all just so beautiful. I’ve never grown Iris before but would love to try. Thanks for the chance to win. Jennifer

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  1017. Maureen on

    Love iris! Mine are gifts from a friend’s garden and I have no idea what they are called!

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  1018. Elizabeth on

    I am 14, and I’ve never grown irises before. But my grandma loves them, and thinks that they smell like the last day of school! When she was in school people would bring their irises in on the last week of school!

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  1019. Danielle Smythe on

    The summer I turned 13, my family uprooted from Texas to Maryland for a year. It was a hard move, with no family or friends to make our new place feel like home. Somehow our tiny garden made up for that, and one of the very first flowers I religiously photographed: a purple bearded iris. To a lonely teenage girl with a camera it was just about the best part of the summer, and that flower will always be implanted in my memory from that year!

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  1020. Heather Headley on

    I have a few iris that popped up this spring, and I was so excited! It was our first spring in our “new” (1832) farmhouse, and they were so beautiful! I would love to add more.

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  1021. Jessica Petro on

    I’ve never grown Iris before, but I’m eager to try! My mom would always tell me when the Iris bloom warm weather is on the way!

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  1022. Amber on

    I have a couple of iris but always looking to expand my garden with more variety! I can’t remember what kind I have but they are always the first to bloom and some of our last blooming 💜

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  1023. Michele Bojanowski on

    When I was little, my mom and I would go to a little iris farm that once lived up here in Healdsburg for Mother’s Day. We would drink lemonade and eat lavender shortbread cookies, while walking the rows of gorgeous blooms to pick out varieties we would plant in her garden the coming fall. The Iris Farm moved north some years ago, so I continued our tradition by sending her irises from Schreiners for Mother’s Day. They are such a wonderful source for bearded Iris and her hillside of beauties grows yearly and changes as she divides and shares her collection. My favorite variety is padded shoulders, it makes me crave homemade peach jam on vanilla ice cream. And Anvil of darkness for the sweetest scent.

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  1024. Katie King on

    I love irises, but I’ve never grown any. Planning to grow some for next year!

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  1025. Jes on

    How fantastic. I have never had Irises in my garden but what a great addition it would be to a cut flower garden. I love everything I am learning watching you in this journey. Thank you so much for your teaching and sharing heart.

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  1026. Karlee Waddoups on

    A friend brought me some purple irises that I planted in my backyard and I loved them. I’d love to expand my collection!

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  1027. Melissa on

    I had some at my old house, but just moved and couldn’t bring them with me! I’d love to try some new varieties and start building a new collection in my new, larger yard.

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  1028. Ann Muth on

    I love a purple iris that my mom always grew

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  1029. Pamela compton on

    I do have irises! I just thinned and lifted all of mine. A wonderful client gave me a whole bag of peach ones that smell heavenly but I have no idea what their name is!

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  1030. Cole Kirchner on

    I love iris, I just have a couple varieties now but looking to add many more varieties!

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  1031. Mindi Cowley on

    This was my first year growing irises. I LOVE them. I don’t know the varieties but they are ones I got from my Mother-in-Laws garden so I don’t even care what variety they are. They are special because they are from her garden! I hope to plant a lot more irises this fall because their greenery lasts so much longer than tulips and daffs. (I want to add more varieties of both of those too!!) thanks for all the iris inspiration and guide this year. You all are making such a big difference in the flower world, which in turn is making such big difference in people’s lives and the overall health of the earth! Thanks for dedicating yourselves to such a wonderful mission!

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  1032. Lynne DeVito on

    I have inherited many irises from my mother and members of her garden club. I have absolutely fallen in love with them! They are now all over the garden! I would love to learn more about planting, dividing, and maintaining them

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  1033. Samantha on

    I just split some irises from my mom’s garden for the first time this summer! Can’t wait to see how they do next year.

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  1034. Claire on

    It’s our state flower, and I LOVE them! I took some of mine with me when I moved two years ago, and they’re just starting to take off. I love the bronzey ones and peach colors!

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  1035. Nicole Strafelda on

    I just did last year, and fell in love with them. I have now ordered more from Schreiner’s and just planted them last week. I can wait to see them bloom next year. Of course I am excited for them all, but most of all, Willamette Mist.

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  1036. Kim on

    Irises were my mother’s favourite flower. They always remind me of her. I checked out Schreiner’s Insta account and there are some gorgeous varieties.

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  1037. Athena on

    I have some big beautiful purple family heirloom iris from my great great grandmother brought them.

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  1038. Elizabeth on

    I’ve only grown one type of iris given to me by my Aunt. It is a shorter purple variety with beautiful deep color. Though, I have always wanted to try and grow the tall fancy varieties!

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  1039. Linsey Farmer on

    I personally love them as well. I have never grown them personally but the house we bought a few years ago has them planted and I just adore them. I really love Dance the Night Away and June Krausse. There are just so many pretty ones to choose from!

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  1040. Beth Richards on

    I haven’t planted them before but remember having them in my childhood garden. I would love to add some to my garden.

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  1041. Melany on

    I’ve never grown bearded irises before but the bearded iris guide inspired me! I was able to order a few from Schreiner’s earlier this year and just received and planted them. I don’t have a favorite yet but would love to find a cheerful fragrant one.

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  1042. Cameron Butler on

    I just planted my first a few days ago!! I’m so excited! I’m most excited for Italic Light 🥰

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  1043. Jessica on

    This is my first year growing irises. I got them from someone and don’t know the variety, but they were beautiful! I heard there is one that smells like grape. That would be fun to try!

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  1044. Orlee on

    Never grown but can’t wait to and get to know some varieties next year!!!

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  1045. Lauren on

    I have never planted irises, but would love to add them to my garden!!

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  1046. Dana Nance on

    I have several varieties but all were given to me so I don’t know the names. My favorite that I have is purple and gold and it is bearded.

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  1047. Kathy on

    I think irises are beautiful! I haven’t grown any yet.

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  1048. Beth Snively on

    I have grown them several years – purple, white and yellow ones all gifted from neighbors when they divided theirs. This year I get to divide and share!

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  1049. Afton Retterer on

    I have a type of iris in my front yard that is purple and I have been wanting to divide and give away some! I have loved the bearded iris with blue and white!

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  1050. Olivia on

    I love irises! I just tucked a few into my garden last year and I’m loving the amazing color of my mango entree iris!

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  1051. Lindsay Leisner on

    I’ve got some beautiful irises growing in my yard thanks to the previous homeowners of our house, but now I need some bearded ones! :)

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  1052. Kim on

    I have a deep purple variety that I received from my mother years ago from her own garden. Always beautiful when they bloom.

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  1053. Rhonda on

    I have always grown irises. They are my favorite because both of my grandmothers grew them. My favorite is my white bearded dwarf iris that I dug up and multiplied from my grandmother’s house after she passed away a few years ago. It is ALWAYS the first to bloom at my house and before any of my friends. It usually blooms early early March.

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  1054. Lindseigh Warnock on

    I’ve never grown iris’s! Watching your show On Magnolia network has inspired me in the garden :) my kids have enjoyed watch the flowers wake up and say hello. Thanks!

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  1055. Katy Parkman on

    I haven’t grown irises before, but my grandmother’s garden was always overflowing with them! I loved helping and watching her water them and the rest of the flowers she and my grandfather grew. It was always so magical to get to sit on their swing with them and enjoy the view of their garden!

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  1056. Holly on

    I’ve never planted irises before, but I’m always up to try something new!

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  1057. Natalie koval on

    I had some purple bearded iris in NJ and transplanted them when I moved to California . They were easy to maintain and did well with transplanting. Would love some new varieties for my garden!

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  1058. Janet Hedrick on

    I’ve grown irises, most are passed down plants so don’t know the names of the varieties. My favorite iris garden is my Japanese iris bed which has become quite large. It started with a couple plants from my mom and a few from our dog handler. Both are now sadly passed away so it is a memorial to two wonderful women.

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  1059. Kelly on

    I haven’t grown any irises before, but have been wanting to, and now I have some garden space, so definitely want to get a couple varieties! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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  1060. Katelyn on

    I have never grown any type of iris. But would love to have them in my garden ! They are beautiful!

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  1061. Sherri on

    I love Iris and can’t to order and learn the best practices for planting in my area.

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  1062. JoAnn Brown on

    I love my irises – they are so beautiful every spring – I have several varieties of Dutch irises, Asian irises and Bearded irises but because every single plant I have has been a gift or a “rescue” (freeway was being widened – 50 houses removed but the iris plants survived – I saved dozens – can’t wait to see what they look like next spring) so I don’t have a favorite variety – just love to continue to share them with neighbors…

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  1063. Kim on

    I have deep purple irises which I received from my mother years ago from her garden. So pretty when they are in bloom.

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  1064. Rene Ward on

    I just planted my fist set of schreiners iris last year and watching them bloom for the first time was truly spectacular. I only have 5 and Schoolboy heart and friendly advice were so beyond stunning and I can’t wait for them to continue to multiply. I wish I could speed up time to have an abundance of these blooms next year.

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  1065. Emily on

    I have nostalgic memories of bearded iris in my grandmother’s garden. As the years go on I keep going back to the flowers that I saw as a child. I planted bearded Iris last summer but unfortunately they did not come up this year. After watching your planting tutorial I have some guesses as to why… The variety that I was most excited about was a deep velvety blue and taupe.

    I have a rather small garden space and keep trying to tuck in more and more perennials, building my own secret garden.

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  1066. Becky on

    I have never grown irises before. The bearded irises look beautiful, and I would love to try and grow them!

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  1067. Susan smith on

    I haven’t grown iris before. You posted a picture of a beautiful pink one (Candy Coating I believe) in front of white flowering bushes earlier this year that I fell in love with it so I ordered a couple from Schreiners that I am looking forward to arriving soon but couldn’t afford more. The gift certificate would be wonderful.

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  1068. Sharon on

    I have never grown any iris. They’re so beautiful, I would love to have some in my garden!

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  1069. Denise Hamilton on

    I got a purple variety from a friend but this year the foliage died after they bloomed. Not sure what happened. Would love to get some new, hearty ones.

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  1070. Sharon Patel on

    I planted bearded iris for the first time last year. I planted out six but only one bloomed. I’m hoping to get more to bloom this upcoming year. The variety that bloomed is an amazing deep purple called ‘His Royal Highness.’

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  1071. Sushma on

    I had planted some irises 3 years ago when we first moved into our house. One of it is called Reblooming German Iris Pure as Gold and the other variety is the Japanese purple iris. I got these from our local garden community plant sale 3 years ago and they are doing great in our MA soil. Now I am inspired to plant some blush color irises from Schreiners to start diversifying my collection. Thank you Erin for such an inspiring blog and iris collection booklet. Love everything you do. Such a feast to my eyes to see your posts everyday.

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  1072. Leann on

    I have never grown them before but would absolutely love to!! They look so dreamy!

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  1073. Alex on

    I have not grown iris, but I have a list of beautiful varieties that I can’t wait to try!

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  1074. Sarah Irish on

    I inherited some irises with my house! Love their beautiful fluffy flowers. I actually didn’t realize there were quite so many varieties (we have the bearded variety) until some recent googling, but am a fan of the cheerful yellow iris or Dutch iris!

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  1075. Torrie @ Dream Acre Flower Farm on

    This is my first year flower farming, and we were so lucky that a very generous family friend let us take some of the prize-winning irises from his sister’s house, who had recently passed away. He was selling off her estate and knew that the yard would almost surely be razed to the ground, so he let us take some first. Honestly before this year, I wasn’t a huge iris fan, but when I saw the kind that she had growing and saw how beautiful they looked in our mixed bouquets, I’m a believer! I would love to plant even more than the dozen or so we just put in from her yard.

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  1076. Joan Dunbar on

    My favorites! Even had so.e in my wedding bouquet years ago.

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  1077. Crystal Mcgee on

    Yes, I was gifted some two years ago and they bloomed well this past spring. They bloomed for about 3 weeks. Would love some with bloom period!

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  1078. Tiffany Moncada on

    I’ve never grown iris before but have seen them all over this area (Sierra Nevada foothills). I saw all of your posts this spring and loved the color and look they bring. I ordered way too many for my backyard but am looking forward to next spring and all the joy they will bring at the end of winter’s drab!!

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  1079. Victoria S. on

    Ah! My mom has grown lots of varieties of bearded irises and I’d love to get a start on my own!

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  1080. Vikki on

    Never grown before but would love to try- first time backyard flower grower

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  1081. Bill Brent on

    I grew up with irises, my mom had two shades of lavender and a beige one but my grandmother had the real beauty. It had deep purple falls and the palest lavender uppers. When we were dividing the household years ago the iris weren’t blooming so I dug up all the iris in the area of the border where my favorite iris bloomed and today she blooms in my garden to remind me of grandmother.

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  1082. Susy Aguiar on

    How incredibly beautiful! Thank you for your videos and always sharing your journey and knowledge. I would love to add these to my tiny little starter garden.

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  1083. Mikayla Groce on

    I’ve actually never grown iris even though they are very popular in my area. I do think they are beautiful and would love to add some unique varieties to my farm!

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  1084. Amanda on

    Starting an iris garden with some of the plants I’ve had passed down from my granny and mom!

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  1085. Deanna on

    Hi Erin! My father-in-law has this sweet tradition of when his kids buy a home, of dividing his large iris collection, and gifting them to his children to plant in their gardens. It warms my heart! So I am not sure what the actual variety is named, but it is a blue flower. I would like to plant a variety of blue hued irises in my garden for next year.

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  1086. Vik on

    I have never grown any flowers before this year and have started so my my daughter and son in law could have some to take to a local market with their veggies- they just started this year. So fun- I have the flower fever – well I have had it but it I just never made it a priority. I will have to get much better at this- right now mostly feeding the backyard critters! ( that is how I found you all – as I was looking for help)
    As far as iris go- I have two rhizomes from my daughters yard (no idea what variety or color) and a friend was throwing away some in front of an old farm house as she was “cleaning “ it up – I grabbed them up- with her blessing- and they are in a cardboard box as we speak, well txt.
    Love iris – so beautiful and interesting so glad you are sharing resources- thank you to you all!

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  1087. Racheal on

    I have just some small purple irises and some wild yellow ones. I would love to grow more in honor of my grandmother who was named after the flower.

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  1088. Christie on

    The smell of bearded iris is amazing. I hadn’t smelled them for many years and then about 3 years ago I bent down to smell a neighbor’s bloom and was astonished at how it instantly took me back to being a kid! I had never realized it until that moment but my parents grew them in our yard and I must have smelled them regularly. Now I have some of my own but I’m building my selections.

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  1089. Whitney phippen on

    Hello! I’m new to irises and I would love to start adding them to my garden. I look forward to learning more about them!! Thanks for considering me for the giveaway!

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  1090. Raychel on

    My mother gave my my first irises this year! They are so special to me. A lady was splitting and dividing them from her yard and giving away some. My mom, who can never pass up a free item on the side of the road, grabbed a few clumps and dropped them off at my house. They bloomed this spring a gorgeous dark people with white beards. I wish I could attract a picture! Can’t wait to plant more!

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  1091. Lindsey Vazquez on

    I would love to try and grow these! Thanks for the giveaway. 💐

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  1092. Tracy Sellers on

    I love any kind of Iris. I started growing them because they were gifted to me over 20 years ago and I in turn have gifted many people with them too. I have bearded iris in a light purple, some rootbeer color and some in deep dark rust. I also have Japanese Iris in a pretty purply blue. I am going to make a new bed of iris this fall in my cutting garden and would love to be considered for the giveaway.

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  1093. Rachel Wallin on

    I haven’t planted my own but I love coffee variety!

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  1094. Amanda DaSilva on

    I have grown irises at my childhood home. I don’t currently have any on my property but I have cleared a long fence line that I think would look beautiful flanked with a sea of irises! I am enjoying all your videos and teachings. It has helped me tremendously in my own home garden!

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  1095. Kelly on

    Never planted before, but have some at the house we moved into! Love white, but have never seen some of these beautiful ones you are showing!!

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  1096. Debbie Koop on

    I have grown bearded iris before but have no idea the variety. I will be learning from your guide for favorite irises. I have loved an iris that is dark purple and light lavender and also the bright yellow and with burgundy. Thanks.

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  1097. Amy Noonan on

    Hey Erin and Co. I’ve only worked with yellow, purple, and white iris. I really want to try some pastel colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  1098. Carolyn on

    I love irises! I started growing a few varieties this year. I love damsel in a dress. The hardest decision is which ones to buy because they are all so beautiful!

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  1099. Rae on

    I’ve grown them before. I took them from my mothers house a few years ago. I’ve added more space for more this year. I love bearded Iris, can never remember name tho. Haha

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  1100. Allie on

    Hello! First of all, yes I love irises and I love all kinds! I, like you was never a huge fan of bearded irises when I first started planting my own flowers. A friend of my dads showed up at my house one day with 5gallon buckets full of bulbs, and I thought what’s the harm? I’ll plant them! Now I LOVE THEM. I actually just made my first purchase from Schreiners a few days ago to plant this fall! (I live in MD so it’s still a bit too hot to plant). One that I’m really looking forward to getting is the Flying Solo. It was hard to just choose a few varieties so winning this would be so exiting! Happy fall planting to all!

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  1101. Brooke on

    I have a few Siberian irises in my yard, but I haven’t grown any bearded irises.

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  1102. Melanie on

    I’m thinking about adding some iris into my beds! I’m in learning mode!

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  1103. Jill on

    I’ve never grown irises before but I would love to add some to my garden this year! My favorite variety from the guide is Silverado!

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  1104. Mary Fioretti on

    We have a field perennial garden at the Algonquin LITH Food Pantry where we plant field lilies, Shasta daisies, hostas, Gooseneck Loosestrife, and mini Iris’. Last year we revived this area and have been working to make it self sustaining. We want passer-byes to see the beauty of a field garden. I just ordered 4 Montery Iris to start. I pay for all the perennials at the food pantry and not the pantry. This gift certificate would make a huge difference. You can follow on #herbgardenadventures on Instagram to see the remarkable changes from two years ago.

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  1105. Mary Ramirez on

    I inherited the most beautiful purple bearded irises from the previous homeowner when we purchased our home in 2013. They were my mother’s favorite, and since her passing in 2017, I have come to want to expand our iris garden in her memory. Following Schreiner’s Iris Gardens on IG is what led me to your incredibly insightful and inspirational page.

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  1106. Christine on

    Wow, what beautiful flowers! Newbie flower grower here and would love to add some to my garden for next year. Thanks for all you do to educate and inspire all of us.

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  1107. Kate Broderick on

    I have for sure grown irises before! One of my favorites in our Certified Pollinator Garden is the Wabash bearded iris! It makes such a beautiful statement and kicks the season off with such vivid color!

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  1108. Karen D on

    I love my Dahlias, but have never grown Iris. I’d love to add them to my garden!

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  1109. Ava on

    I have never grown irises but I’m really excited to add them to my garden and to my bouquets 💐

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  1110. Erica McColeman on

    We have a purple variety in our garden that was here before we moved in. They are so beautiful!

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  1111. Ann Roche on

    I have a few irises that I inherited from my Grandmother, no idea the variety but they are beautiful!!!

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  1112. Leah on

    Iris will always hold a special place in my heart. It was my gateway flower to gardening. I don’t know the names of the iris I have, but I have some from all of my grandparents gardens, including my husbands great grandma, and I’ve grown them everywhere I’ve lived over the last 20 years. Some are from the family farm and over 75 years old. Heirlooms at their finest. 💕

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  1113. Glynda on

    I have never grown irises before. It sounds like an interesting flower to add.

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  1114. Natalie on

    I recently moved not too far away from Schreiner and have been wanting to plant iris for the longest time! I’d be so excited to pick out some fun ones to plant, although it will be hard to make a final decision, there are so many special ones!

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  1115. Meredith Kesterson on

    I love iris but have never ventured past purple and white bearded varieties. I would love to add more colors to my garden!

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  1116. Anna on

    This was my first year growing irises and now Im hooked! A friend picked them up from a house that set them out for free so I don’t know what variety they are for sure but I love them and want to add more to my garden.

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  1117. Jill Janson on

    One of my grandmother’s favorite flowers I’m in love with the variegated irises.

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  1118. Donna on

    I’ve grown irises before. They are so hard and easy to maintain

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  1119. Jessica Toloczko on

    I have only grown a few Dutch Irises before but my grandmother grew so many varieties and so did my father in-law. They were masters at it. I miss seeing their collections and think it’s about time I carry the torch in their honor.

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  1120. Jenna Sauder on

    I’ve only grown a yellow variety! I don’t know the name though 😅 My favorite would be the Astro blue ones!

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  1121. Amy Arnold on

    I have never grown iris before, but would love to add some to my garden.

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  1122. Monique on

    I’ve never grown my own irises, but I grew up with a mom and dad who both have green thumbs. They’ve grown dozens of irises over the years and now that my husband and I have moved into our first home, my dad is planning a trip to visit in a few weeks and he will have iris rhizomes in tow to share with me so I can grow them myself and keep the (I guess?) family tradition alive.

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  1123. Sam Evans on

    Love Schreiber’s! ‘Catch Your Breath’ is one of my favorite varieties of theirs. ❤️

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  1124. Erin T. on

    Iris flowers are the best! Always the first to flower in Oklahoma and make me smile. They are also sentimental because my Grandmothers name is Iris. I have purple ones in my backyard – and I simply love them!

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  1125. Kristi on

    I haven’t ,but I remember my mother growing them but only one color palette. Interesting facts on “ how to plant”. Learn something new every day.

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  1126. Sarah on

    I have never grown iris before and would love to start :)

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  1127. Mary on

    I just planted my very first iris and after seeing yours bloom earlier in the year, I cannot wait for my very own blooms! I would absolutely love to order more colors because it was super hard to narrow down my order ha!

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  1128. Taylor Scherping on

    I have never planted them before but ever since watching your mini series, I’ve been in love with flowers and wanting to start my own flower garden!

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  1129. Nora on

    I’ve never grown irises before but lately I’ve become obsessed with the range of color and variety. I mean we’re talking about colors you just don’t see on other flowers! can’t wait to introduce these to my garden :)

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  1130. Dena on

    I have never had a garden with cutting flowers, or any flowers for that matter, but after seeing your show on magnolia you sparked a joy in me I didn’t know was there!! After I saw ALL the zinnias I looked up my first frost date and realized I still had some time to plant some zinnias and get a small harvest!! I got my first bloom today and I’m so excited!! This next spring I’m going to have a much bigger veggie garden and it’s going to be full of flowers!! Looking for annuals and perennials! Love all your content! ♥️

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  1131. Christina on

    The northeast native purple iris were the first plants I bought for my stark garden less yard. That was five years ago and they have tripled despite giving them away yearly. Make the pollinators so happy too!

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  1132. Erin Stewart on

    Yes! There’s an awesome iris garden here in Meridian and we had some gorgeous ones from them, but we moved to a different house last summer and it was too hectic to dig out bulbs before we left. :-(

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  1133. Sarah McCormick on

    I am such a big fan of irises! I am a member of our local Kansas City iris society and the Historic Iris Society. We recently moved from out of state and I just had to dig all my irises up to plant at the new house, I can’t imagine a garden without a TON of iris.

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  1134. Ümran on

    I have grown Irises in the past and find them to be so romantic and Victorian. They remind me of my grandmother. Thank you for sharing ☺️

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  1135. Umran on

    I have grown Irises in the past and find them to be so romantic. Always reminds me of my grandmother.

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  1136. Rachel on

    I’ve never grown irises before but my grandma had a large iris patch on her land! She has a black iris that is soooo lovely!

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  1137. Alyssa on

    I’ve never grown them, but for awhile we lived at a house with an old patch that came up every year. I’d love to establish a patch at our new home!

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  1138. Rebecca Harrison on

    I’m in Louisiana so the native yellow and native blue/purple Louisiana irises are the only ones I’ve tried. They do well but I would love more!

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  1139. Mara on

    None in my garden yet, but after seeing all the lovely varities here I’m ready to order! Thanks for sharing their beauty.

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  1140. Liz on

    We inherited irises when we purchased our home and we love them. Divided my first ones this year and so far they are doing well 🤞🏻🤞🏻 I love bearded irises but don’t have any yet.

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  1141. Emmy on

    Just bought my first house in the winter and when spring came, I was delighted to find a huge patch of purple bearded irises growing along the side of my home! My first time ‘growing’ them at my own home! I’d love to get some blush colored ones to go with them as they are my favorite color iris.

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  1142. Selene on

    I’m interested…never grown before!

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  1143. Dragomira Zheleva on

    I have never grown irises but starting a big flower garden as a project for me and my small daughter. We would love to add some pretty iris blooms to our patch for our next summer bounty!

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  1144. Ann on

    My Dad always loved irises. He’s 90 now and unable to garden anymore. All I can remember is that they were blue.

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  1145. Amber J on

    Yes. I love bearded irises. My dad does too. I just ordered some re-blooming bearded varieties for Father’s Day for him. We are excited to see how they perform.

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  1146. Carissa on

    I’ve never grown them before! Just starting my cut flower journey and looking forward to trying a bunch of different things!

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  1147. Susan walden on

    I love iris! I have about 10 varieties including some historical ones. My favorite ones are the deep blues, as that is a color not seen as often in the garden. This fall I will be digging up three of my large beds and giving my gardening friends some of the rhizomes. I think you can’t beat a bed of blooming irises in the spring. Plus they are low water plants too!

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  1148. Karen McKee on

    My grandmother always had iris planted along her walkway. They were so beautiful. I am planting some this year . And I can’t wait to see how they do.

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  1149. Niki on

    I have grown irises for the past few years but I bought a few new ones from Schreiner’s last year and they all did amazing! My favorite is “batik” because of all the interesting patterns but “cheyenne sky” is another. I definitely need to add more!

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  1150. Cynthia Troy-Pilch on

    I love love bearded Irises. My favorite is my combo rust and maroon.

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  1151. Shalon on

    I have never grown iris’s before. I have went to Schriners many times and made wish lists, filled my cart but never bought any yet. They have so many beautiful choices, it would be easy to overbuy!

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  1152. Erin on

    I planted irises once unsuccessfully and would love to try again! My favorite is Berry Fulfilling.

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  1153. Jessica Duncan on

    Yes and I love them! Mine are purple- I have no idea what the variety is. I grabbed a start from my grandmas garden before she passed so I think of her every spring when they bloom. 💜

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  1154. Meredith on

    My favorite are the bearded irises!! So fun to grow.

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  1155. Morgan on

    I’ve never grown them before, but my Dad and I were so inspired by your Spring daffodils that we’ve ordered a bunch of bulbs to arrive this fall to plant! We would love to add bearded iris to the mix!

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  1156. Jenna on

    I have never grown irises before! They’ve always been my Grandma’s favorite flower, so I’ve been meaning to get some to add to my garden. With the fragility of irises, I almost think you can’t go wrong no matter what type you have. They’re all beautiful in their own right.

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  1157. Amber on

    Growing up, my mom had irises in the garden (don’t know what type, but a purple variety). Seeing these irises brings back all those memories!

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  1158. Whitney on

    I love any and all of the “black” iris! One of the best colors for the world to see in horticulture.

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  1159. Sabrina O'Donnell on

    I’ve only grown some irises that were passed along from other gardeners, I’d love to add some more to my garden and be able to pick the varieties!

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  1160. Sierra on

    I’ve never grown iris before but I’m hoping to at some point! A neighbor has some of the most beautiful bearded iris I’ve ever seen. I wish I knew the variety. It has a light pink with like a periwinkle color. It’s gorgeous!

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  1161. April on

    I’m just getting into flower gardening so haven’t grown any Iris yet but looking forward to adding them to the garden.

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  1162. Carlie Brooks on

    I have never grown iris before but I’m redesigning my mother-in-law-s front yard and have some planned for her flower beds!

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  1163. Melanie on

    I’ve never grown irises but I’ve always admired their beauty! We are starting a 30’x30’ cut flower garden and our backyard and are collecting some of our faves! It would be great to add some irises to the mix!

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  1164. Jessica Johns on

    I do grow Bearded Iris!
    I mostly have one variety thats from my parents’ old house. They are super special to me. I have so many this year from dividing that I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them except extend the Iris beds and give them away! Haha That being said, I would love to add a few more varieties and explore more colors. All of mine are purple and yellow.

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  1165. Olivia O on

    I have some planted from a neighbor but have yet to see them bloom- would love to increase my irises in the garden! I went to college in Salem, OR and LOVED visiting their farm in the spring <3

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  1166. Davia on

    I haven’t grown these beauties yet but so hope to add some to my cutting garden this year or next! Winning this would be a treat to do it sooner!! Fingers crossed.

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  1167. Kelli on

    Our small town has an iris garden and it’s my favorite! Would love to add my own garden!

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  1168. Sarah Rodger on

    I inherited some Purple and white ‘Wabash’ bearded irises when I bought my house. I moved a few from the backyard to the front yard and now my neighbors can enjoy these beauties too!

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