Re: more on iris roots...
> In a message dated 96-07-24 21:54:01 EDT, you write:
> >If a horned iris wins the Dykes (seems that a
> >Wister/Dykes succession is inevitable) that would be almost shocking
> Dennis Stoneburner may want to reconsider his bet re the Wister Medal winner
> being a shoo-in for the Dykes.
If he does, I'll take his place.
> Perhaps at the present time the Wister/Dykes
> succession is "inevitable" but it is certainly going to be tested in this
> coming year. The prejudice against wonderful rebloomers, space agers, that
> which is different, dies hard...and some people are not going to vote for a
> space ager! The vote count with which THORNBIRD won the Wister was quite
> low, and that could have considerable meaning.
But this year it was up against TBs. There are too many judges who won't
vote for anything but a TB, and the nonTB vote will be splintered.
> Just a caution. I might take
> Dennis up on his bet...wonder what odds he's giving? Clarence Mahan in VA
> who is delighted that an iris introduced by The Iris Pond won the Morgan-Wood
> Medal this year, i.e. SHAKER'S PRAYER (Warner 90), a lovely Siberian.
I am too.