The Francis Scott Key society had their sale last saturday. While
there I purchased an iris call BABY BLESSED. The person who labeled
it said it was SDB but looking through a catalog it was listed as IB.
Which one is right?
Also, Tom was right about the AIS. As a new member I've found the AIS
lacking in guidance. I've been to a couple shows and meetings
(luncheons). Every speaker has been a hybridizer. That's fine if I
knew what they were talking about. I couldn't tell you the difference
between I. virginica and a tet(?). I almost regret taking a 3 year
membership. The lack of meetings is also a problem. We have four
luncheons a year which are suppose to pass as meetings. They tell you
the normal group business and everyone eats. I know people are
lacking in time but I would prefer a meeting at someone's yard to
discuss irises instead of a hotel. Oh, and I have tried volunteering
to help at shows and sales but I guess noone needs help. It's always
the same people running the show. If it wasn't for this list I
wouldn't know what to do. Thanks to the internet I've been able to
gleen information from different sources.
Sorry for the soap box. I have made these suggestions to other people
in the society but noone seems to want to bother with it.
BTW, Ellen, I didn't know that the Wister medal was for only TBs
either and I'm sure a lot of people on the list are the same way. Not
all of us are experienced iris growers.
Stepping off the podium!
Francis Scott Key Society