Throughout the Bennington area, especially on old farmsteads and homes are irises; many were developed by Hans and Jacob Sass in the 1920s and 1930s. These brothers developed a new technique to hybridize irises. As a result, they created several dozen new types and color variations. Sass irises were developed here in Bennington and are World renown. More information on the brothers and their flowers can be found at: http://greateromahairissociety.org. The Greater Omaha Iris Society established the Sass Memorial Iris Garden in the 1970's at the Mahone State Park.
|Sass Memorial Iris Garden, Mahone State Park, Nebraska|
|Lyle Sass preparing iris plants originated by his ancestors in the 1920s & 1930s.|
|Lyle Sass and Linda Mueller overlooking an experimental iris bed.|
Anyone in the Community having an area open in their garden or flower patch for some irises is more than welcome to join in on this endeavour while supplies are still available. Just give Gordon and Linda a call at 402-614-7509