Avocet International wrote:
> There is no good reference book available for identification of North
> American irises and, in part, this is one reason why they are not better
> known. As it is Christmas, this problem came together with my
> disappointment about the iris calender from the AIS last year. It was very
> small, expensive, and did not have the irises named. The latter seems to be
> a most unprofessional error on the part of AIS which has education as part
> of its mandate.
Irises eligible for awards are not named in the calendar to avoid
any appearance of favoritism.
Gerry in rainy Los Angeles, who just won a lifetime achievement award
the San Fernando Valley Iris Society, and who just bought a heavy-duty
printer to print the monthly newsletter
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