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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

50-plus Year Flower Garden Sold


Forrest Hershberger

Wanda Rezac sits in the shade of her golf cart, her transportation among her extensive iris gardens at her home west of Sidney. She has more than 3,000 varieties of irises in her gardens. She has sold her irises to a green house in Arkansas.

The experience greets visitors before crossing the threshold. Entering the dirt driveway at certain times of the year, a visitor is welcomed with the warm scent of fresh flowers, irises to be specific. The four plots are only a sample of what used to dominate the home of Wanda Rezac west of Sidney.

She started what became a passionate hobby when she and her husband bought a house in Sidney in the early 1950s. She says a neighbor was thinning her flowers and offered her some. The few flowers were planted, then when they moved to their home northwest of Sidney, the irises were transplanted to...

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