>Concerning ident. of the iris pictured on the calendar (which I find
>very convenient in size and format, too, by the way) I am frustrated
>by the absence of same, too. Inquiry of one knowledgeable "inside"
>person brought the answer that the reason for no ID of the calendar
>iris was because hybridizers whose flowers were excluded were (might
>be?) jealous that their creations didn't get the publicity which
>others got free of charge. Or, to put it more charitably, AIS didn't
>want to give free publicity to some, to the exclusion of others. I
>have no idea whether this has is a reason for the non-ID decision.
>Personally it seems a poor reason, but......... Meanwhile I continue
>to like and use the calendar, which our club also buys in quantity
>for the members. When it comes to irritation over non-ID, I feel
>the same way about the AIS postcards.
>NW Iowa Zone 4
Now, this is a different slant. Maybe we need a calendar of HIPS
irises and no hybridizers will get their noses out of joint.
Or conversely, perhaps irises bred by dead irisarians should only
be used for the calendar and postcards.
See how bizarre something simple can become if one chooses to walk
I wonder if the Japanese iris postcards sold by Ensata Gardens have
the I.D. on them....or do they just use the ones they sell and/or
Feeling a tad embarassed to write twice on this subject when I have
never purchased either the calendar or the postcards. :-((