James Faith
  Left: 'James Faith' (Faith)'. Below, from top: 'Sweet Miriam' (Hutchinson) and 'Prytania' and 'Tickfaw' (both O'Connor).  
  Sweet Miriam  

A world class Louisiana iris garden in Rochester, New York? Yes, indeed.  Imagine that.

Louisiana iris enthusiasts for years have known that these plants are adaptable to conditions throughout most of the country and that they certainly don’t require a boggy spot despite their wetland origins.  What more compelling testimony than the Gene Lupinetti photographs on these pages?

Gene has documented the Iris Friendship Garden each year since its creation in 2004.  His beautiful pictures show that a bold endeavor in Highland Park has been fully justified by spectacular results. Take a look.

Gene Lupinetti
Gene Lupinetti