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Re: Iris Show exhibits

In a message dated 2/9/2006 9:01:50 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
flatnflashy@yahoo.com writes:

<<You clearly think that the purpose of a show should be to  promote the iris 
as a garden plant... >>
This might be a good time to remind people that there is a big difference  in 
'show' irises and 'garden' irises.  Although we enjoy the shows and they  are 
great for exposing the public to the newest and supposed best cultivars, AIS  
awards are not based on show stalks.  
The awards (H. M., A.M., Wister, etc.,) are based only on garden  performance 
and require garden visits by judges.  Many garden visits by  many judges.  
Criteria for show iris and garden irises are different.  

If you  don't cross them, you can't  plant them! 
Betty W. in South-central  KY Zone 6 ---
Bridge In Time Iris Garden@website:
_Reblooming Iris - Home Page_ (http://www.rebloomingiris.com/)  
_iris-photos archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/)  
_iris-talk archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/)  
_AIS: American Iris Society website_ (http://www.irises.org/)   

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