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Re: AIS: Serious Stuff about Judges' Ballots


>I didn't see a great deal of interest in changing the
> deadline date for the ballots excepting you and me.

I'm not a judge and am from an area where the current timeline for a ballot
would not be a struggle to since bloom here is so much earlier, but have
followed this thread with interest.


> In the long run, AIS would benefit by getting a correct feel for
> what does well in the really colder areas and can only help the
> hybridizers and the Society.

This is indisputably the truth.  If HMs, AMs and awards are to have meaning
and merit for the whole iris-growing community, they must encompass the
entire growing geography of that community.  If not, then regional awards
would serve the purpose much better.


Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA

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