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Re: JI: Historic...

From: Catherine Fulmer <cathy@pav.research.panasonic.com>

> << I attended judges training on JI last year and the instructor insisted
>  that "drooping" forms should be penalized in garden judging. >>

I recently attended judges training (nov this year) with Keith Keppel. He 
made a comment regarding judging falls which fall versus ones that flare 
(talking about medians) that I think could even apply here. Basically, it 
has to do with the height of the flower. If it is very short and close to 
the ground, then you would want more flare to make the flower nicer to view 
and vice versa, tall ones need more fall.

In the case of "Great White Heron", which has reached 5 feet for me, this 
makes the whole flower a much more pleasing/striking view, both close and 
from far away. I could ask for just a wee bit substance/rain-resistance on 
this flower, but I still very much enjoy it in my garden.

 Catherine Fulmer    Network Administrator    609.386.8600 x444
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