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Re: Iris Fairies - & Perils of designing/interpreting surveys!

In the six shows I have been to, there were only 2 that had any exhibits. 
One show had 3-4 arrangements (brouhaha because they were not judged
even though the show didnt have arrangements scheduled). The other show
had a display, also unjudged, of potted irises brought by a pair of the judges. 
I have however heard that some shows have educational displays and I do
like the concept :)

John Bruce

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robt R Pries" <rpries@sbcglobal.net>

> A non-competitive part of shows are exhibits. Youth can
> often do these and be given a rosette ribbon for their
> effort. In exhibits, Irises can be shown in pots and
> returned to the garden. It is a great way to show off
> Junos, clumps of miniature dwarfs, and other small
> Irises. It definitely adds some dimension to Iris
> shows. The number of exhibits at a show probably
> indicates whether the club is truly trying to inform
> the public or mainly interested in competing. 

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