The garden is now open to visitors every day until bloom is gone. Hours are noon until 6 pm. We dodged Saturday’s rain but not Sunday’s. Received 3 pretty hard showers for 1/2 inch of rain and pretty much ruined the large amont of bloom I had. Mid week looks like full bloom but is going to be pale in comparison as to what it would have been if not for the rains. Many bloom stalks on the ground. Just can’t win!
2019 IRIS SEASON
Please order early as my loss was more significant then first realized. I am in very short supply on almost all varieties. I have raised the price on many irises that I only have 2 or 3 or less remaining. Don’t really want to sell them but if someone should want them I will let them go at the new price. I will not be replacing any varieties once they are sold out.
The garden is now open for internet orders. 2018 was one of the worst years since I started growing irises some 45 years ago. We had a very cold Spring. Late April it started to rain and just would not quit. We had over 50 inches of rain from May to Sept. Weeds grew profusely. The ground was saturated from April deep into the winter months. I dug orders in the mud this past July, August, and September. My crop suffered quite a bit of soft rot from all the rain and weed cover. I completely lost over a 100 varieties. I pretty much lost everything I planted the last 2 years and only have a couple of rhizomes on many established clumps that I have had for years. I am not going to plant any new varieties. Health issues and age are limiting my ability to take care of the garden like I use to.
Due to the above weather problems the availability of many varieties is very limited or not for sale at all for 2019. As time permits I will attempt to make changes to the website. With over 1300 listings this is very time consuming for one person to make changes and keep up with the garden chores this time of year. Thank you for you patience.
Information about your order.
Your order will be processed and shipped in the order it was received. Shipping will begin the latter part of July into early August unless you specify another shipping date. I will inventory your order to see if the irises you specifically want are available and let you know by email once I can get to work in the garden. Most of my sales are to garden visitors. You should order before bloom season as I sell out of many during that time period.
What’s Doing in the Garden
Our new online iris store is live. Go to our Shop page, and you’ll see photos of literally hundreds of irises you can choose from. Click an iris’s photo, and you can read more about it – and see listings and photos of related varieties. You can search for irises by name, by color, by hybridizer, by the year they were first introduced, by price range. You can even see which irises are the most popular, which ones our customers rate most highly, and which are the very newest. And once you’ve made your selections, our new shopping cart will let you pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card or gift card – or by Paypal electronic funds transfer.