The Francis Rogers Collection
The 2021 Rhizome Sale has ended. Thank you so much to all who purchased rhizomes!
At the end of this season, I will have planted over 20 new iris varieties. I thinned out some of my NOID inventory to make room in the beds. I'll be highlighting some of then new varieties in coming posts. But for this post, I wanted to highlight a collection I recently received. While I was going through and looking at new varieties to add, I came upon the work of Wisconsin hybridizer, Francis Rogers. I loved his work, and was able to connect with his daughters (Rogers passed away in 2020). One of his daughters currently runs his garden and she was kind enough to dig several varieties for me. I can't wait to see them bloom! I'm including links below so that you can see what has been added to my inventory. I'm also including a link with more information on Rogers. Enjoy, and make plans to see all the new varieties at next year's Open House!
Rockin' Rhett (2021 posthumous introduction) - link not yet available
Dancing in the Sun:
Mauna Loa Fire:
Girl in White:
“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. ”