Schreiner's Iris Gardens, May 2018

May in Oregon's Willamette Valley means many wonderful flowers are blooming (and therefore tons of pollen fill the air too, gesundheit!), and one of my favorites is the iris. Not much better than sticking your nose right in the heart of an iris flower and basking in the aroma! One of the best spots to see and smell (and purchase) irises is Schreiner's Iris Gardens, located a bit north of Salem, Oregon. Elaine and I visited on a lovely, gray morning and tiptoed through their irises... And peonies and alliums and poppies... And more. It was magnificent.