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Re: shows, competitive gardening

In a message dated 01/28/2003 12:23:53 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
ECPep@aol.com writes:

> I am going to agree with your impressions, Cathy.  I was an AIS (irises) 
> member for a while and before the yearly show a session was held to teach 
> entrants how to win.  The individual bloom was brushed free of pollen and 
> debris.  The stalk was braced the night before to insure that it was erect 
> and the blossom was wrapped in a netting to keep it perfect in transport.  
> If 
> you think the winner plucked a good looking flower from his garden and 
> stuck 
> it in a tall glass (regulation) container and had a good run of luck - not 
> so!

As I just said... Plant Societies...Auralie

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