It’s lovely when a long-anticipated box arrives, it is opened, and the contents totally fill one’s expectations. Late last winter, when the air was frigid and the gardens were obliterated by snow, the need for more irises was strongly felt. That urgent need cannot be immediately resolved, except by searching catalogs and on-line for the perfect specimens. A lovely selection was made from Schreiner’s Iris Gardens. If you’d like to see the post on my choices, click here. That was back in March, but the proper time to plant irises is NOW, and that’s exactly when the box arrived.
Not only were the fans chunky and well-rooted, but each came with a colorful label showing that individual variety in the photo, its name, type, and height. On the back of the label were planting instructions, and Schreiner’s phone number just in case one has questions. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I’m swamped with garden produce, squeezing in fall plantings in the potager, trying to keep up with weeding, trimming, and all the other blessings of summer having that information right in front of me, so I didn’t have to go back to the website or search for my notes to find out the height so I’d put each of them in the right spot, or look up the color to be sure they were in the right garden was definitely appreciated. This company is one I will use again!