Just right off the top of my head, how can a flower be
balanced or in proportion if the standards are noticeably shorter? Picturing this in my mind, does not
give me a “balanced” picture??
AIS Region 17 RVP
Director ASI, TBIS
AIS, ASI, MIS, RIS, SPIS, TBIS
Malevil Iris Gardens
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005
message dated 1/4/2005 12:34:58 A.M. Central Standard Time,
shorter lacy standards seemed to make this one quite different.
quote is from Margie V's comment about Mid-America #12. I agree that it
is an absolutely gorgeous iris.
recent introductions appear to have shorter standards than falls. I was
taught, 20 years ago, that the standards and falls should be of equal
length. A plant was inferior if there was a noticeable difference.
quickly scanned my judges training book and can't find this under either
balance or form. (garden section) Is there anything in the book about short
standards? Something I'm missing?
in South-central KY Zone 6
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