All but two of the iris photos above were taken on slide film with my Canon Elan IIe. Two of the photos were taken with my Canon Rebel XTi. Can you tell the difference? (No fair checking the copyright at the bottom of the images.)
Whenever we can get away during the iris bloom season, my husband and I love to drive up to Keizer, Oregon and visit the display gardens at Schreiner’s. I always come home with beautiful photos.
The down side is we find new irises we just have to have for our own gardens. We created an island in the backyard, now devoid of big dogs, just to showcase the irises. And we’re already running out of room.
The picture below was taken in mid-May when the irises were just starting to bloom. They don’t all bloom at once. Notice all the unopened buds on the back half of the bed. The bed also has one red poppy, already blooming, and several hybrid lupine to extend the bloom period.