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  • Subject: Re: SHOW GROOMING
  • From: Ranchiris@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 15:09:33 EDT

The best tool for cutting a stalk is a sharp paring knife.  Grasp the  
stalk by the terminal spathe with one hand & cut at the base of the stalk  with 
the other.  You can always cut off part of the stalk if it's a little  too 
tall for good proportion, but you can't add any! Avoid touching the stalk,  
except at the very base. 
Know the heights for the classes of irises!  Border Bearded & IBs  should 
be less than 27 1/2 inches.  If they are growing too tall in your  garden, be 
sure and trim off some of the bottom of the stalk to make them  proper 
height for the show.
Kathy Chilton
Tucson Area Iris Society
**************Feeling the pinch at the grocery store?  Make dinner for $10 
or less. (http://food.aol.com/frugal-feasts?ncid=emlcntusfood00000001)

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