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Re: more on iris roots...

CEMahan@aol.com wrote:
> 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.


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