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RE: decadence

Please note that the officers of the AIS and committee chairs are listed on the AIS website

The current president is Judy Keisling.  She can be contacted at aispresident@irises.org.
Ruth Barker is the current awards chair.  She can be contacted at aisawards@irises.org.

Maureen Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-iris@hort.net [mailto:owner-iris@hort.net] On Behalf Of Eugene Baxley
Sent: January 12, 2012 6:17 PM
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: [iris] decadence

Hi Terry Johnson,
    I read your comments on decadence with interest. To me it does not make a whit of difference where an iris comes from. It is it's performance in my garden that counts and Decadence did not perform even mimally in my garden. Obviously it did not perform in many gardens in the United States. We are not picking on Barrry Blyth. We are picking on Decadence. If it did not perform well in so many gardens in the US our system of awards comes into question because Decadence got many awards we think it should not have had. I believe our system of awards needs to be changed. Iris hybridized by both Keppel and Ghio with small leaves, small stems, small rhizomes and outstanding blooms, when you could get a bloom, were removed from my garden in the same way that Decadence was removed becuse they did not perform. They are not up for the Wister medal or the Dykes medal. They will never be up for the Dykes medal because their time has run out. I have other  iris from other hybridizers t!
 hat have turned out the same way and they are nonperforming the same way Decadence was. They will get the same treatment Decadence got after the next bloom season if there is not significant improvement in them.
    I have nine iris from Blyth and some from both Ghio and Keppel. They have been here awhile and I hope they stay. I will continue to buy iris, but I have learned to be much more careful about my purchases because I have to eat the cost of those iris when they have to be eliminated in the second year or later. Thus, there will be no dollar per rhizome to you for US iris that do not do well Mr. Johnson. You will just have to eat the cost, as we do, for bad iris from any source. 
Again I want to say, WE ARE NOT
E. Baxley
To all readers of Iris Talk:
All who are
dissatisfied with our awards system in the American Iris Society should write a letter to the Priesident of the American Iris Society and tell him so that he can relay your complaint to the Board of Directors. Nothing will ever get done if we do not notify them that we are not satisfied.
        Hugh Stout,
AIS President
        432  NE 70th St.
        Oklahoma City, OK 73105-1210
        Phone:(405) 843-7130
        E-mail    stoutgarden@cox.net
further note: Decadence was number 7 in the 2010 in the Tall Bearded Iris Syposium Vote, but was number 19 in the 2011 vote.

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      • From: Eugene Baxley <baxleyeugene@yahoo.com>

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