hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: OT: Garden judging rules in trial gardens

Morning all... 

Heather Pryor inquired about the return of iris plants after being sent for display/evaluation/judging in trial gardens over there.  

From what I recall of Perry Dyer's stories while twice judging the Premio Firenze in Italy, I believe that is the way they do it over there.  

Also, for convention gardens in America --- when hybridizers send plants for the convention gardens, it is up to them to dictate what happens to them after the hoopla is over.  Usually, they will tell the gardener to keep a plant and send the rest back.  Then there are the cheapskates that will say send it ALL back, giving no thought to the gardener who has nurtured it and frequently laid down his/her life for the blessed plant on multiple occasions during the 2 to 3 year span it has been entrusted to them.  Sometimes, but not so frequently, the hybridizer will tell the gardener to keep a plant or two and donate the rest to the sponsoring organization to sell off for profit to help recoop expenses for whatever event they put on.  

I believe that was the gist of Heather's query. I've not had to supervise a trial iris garden (Thank God), but am a Garden Exhibition Judge for a while now...  

Kath in a cold OKC =^..^=  AIS Region 22, Zone 7

-------------------------- eGroups Sponsor -------------------------~-~>
It's Easy. It's Fun. Best of All, it's Free!

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index