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Re: Bulletin changes

Hmm, could this be true?  Is the Bulletin really comprised of contributed articles?  
  Methinks I had better step up to this plate.  I will volunteer to write an article about someones garden....in Kentucky or lower Indiana...  if they don't want to write it.  Of course this is rather self serving since I'm trying to start writing....  If someone will volunteer to be the subject.
  Perhaps I might even be able to sniff out a story...   SIX PACK was bred here locally...<vbg>  <thumbing through checklist to check>... Ack! in my husbands very own home town!!!!    Maybe Uncle Willie even knew him..... Willie seems to have known everybody...

Patricia Wenham <h.schinkep@verizon.net> wrote:
  Don't forget that members must contribute material to the editor for the 
bulletin to have articles of interest to all. I do not feel I can 
complain about the content because I have not submitted anything for 
publication. The editor has to depend upon others to contribute 
interesting material and, if they do not do so, use whatever material is 
available at the time the bulletin must go to press. The hybridizers 
seem to have been the main contributors, some photos are submitted and 
most seem to be from hybridizers too. I know there are members who just 
grow iris because they love them, who do a bit of pollen daubing, enjoy 
photographing iris, who love the many different kinds of iris and want 
to see how they grow in their garden conditions, those who have heard 
certain iris will not grow in the conditions available in their yard and 
who love the challenge of trying to grow them and then there are the 
"pollen daubers" or those who like to plant and grow the OPs just to see 
what they produce. Wouldn't you be interested in some of these things 
if someone wrote about them? We are made up of people who grow for an 
enormous number of reasons so perhaps some of you could produce some 
articles or photos for the bulletin. If you feel intimidated because 
you think your writing skills are not polished enough to be published 
ask someone else to review the article before you submit it. The editor 
will make any corrections necessary after the material is submitted. 

Articles by the end growers are also useful to the hybridizers who 
depend upon the public to purchase their introductions. 

Many members like to be entertained by a few articles that are written 
about the enjoyment of iris and iris people. I love the photographs of 
people and stories about them, their gardens, their hybridizing, their 
growing conditions and their furred, feathered and other animal 
visitors. I am sure there are a great number of people who are AIS 
members who would enjoy them too so how about submitting some articles 
to Bruce for future bulletins? They might encourage readers to share 
these stories with others, including youngsters, and that might help to 
make them interested in growing iris. Youngsters like to be entertained 
as they learn about flowers and the world around them. Look how Jimminy 
Cricket, Mickey Mouse and Bambi influenced youngsters. We consider 
those three "critters" to be pests while the youngsters took them into 
their hearts. Perhaps some talented story teller could write about 
mama, papa and baby iris in such a way that the very youngest 
prospective grower would aspire to grow iris. If we get more youngsters 
interested in growing iris we have more potential AIS members and our 
bulletin will continue to be interesting to the readers. These are just 
ideas I am tossing out, I am not criticizing anyone's taste in bulletin 
paper, number of pages, authors etc. just hoping that something will 
spark a larger idea in some of you and that you will act upon your idea.

Patti in Region 13

Autmirislvr@aol.com wrote:

>Don't forget to email Bruce with your opinion. Writing here isn't enough! 

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