Daughter carries on family iris tradition

Carrying on a tradition of raising iris

Iris are in bloom. One backyard in Superior is bordered by an array of colors of this flower. Janice Smidt is continuing the tradition of raising these colorful flowers. When Janice's grandparents moved to Superior, they brought some iris bulbs with them to mark the property lines of their place. On the family farm, Janice's aunt, Irma Grummert, started thinning the over abundance of the lavender and white iris. She brought iris to Mildred Black, Janice's mother, who planted them in her yard. She also lined the interior perimeter of her wooden fence with iris bulbs when she lived in Superior y...


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