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Re: CULT: HYB: Good Irises

In a message dated 8/25/05 1:04:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
rpries@sbcglobal.net writes:

<< Years ago AIS had test gardens around the country. There still is the 
Loomis Test Garden. I suggest that this is still a useful idea. The Cornell 
Plantations produced the Austin Sands evaluations that have served as history 
descriptions of the irises of there time. Even if one needs take growability with a 
grain of salt I think the resulting written, published reports from test 
gardens have proved valuable. >>

It is my understanding that the official AIS trial gardens were discontinued 
because the hybridizers allegedly did not support them. I have heard no 
suggestions as to why that support was not forthcoming.

Anner Whitehead 
Richmond VA USA

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