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Re: Iris Show exhibits

I fully agree that there is a difference between a
show iris and a garden iris. My meaning was that
seeing the variety of irises might attract someone to
want to grow them in there garden. I think you were
putting a different spin on what i was saying.

--- Autmirislvr@aol.com wrote:

> 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:
> _www.thegardensite.com/irises/bridgeintime/_ 
> (http://www.thegardensite.com/irises/bridgeintime/) 
> _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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