Re: "Iris showing tips"
In a message dated 96-07-19 07:56:57 EDT, you write:
>Iris showing "tips"
>1. Be a clerk at as many shows as you can! You will get to hear all the
>judges' discussions, and you will learn what they are looking for (and
>realize sometimes the judging process can be quite subjective!).
>2. Read, read, read. There are quite a number of articles related to
>in the AIS back bulletins; also tips in regional publications. Many books
>iris growing also talk about the show and showing.
>3. Allow 4 times as much time as you think you need for
>everything--selecting, transporting, grooming, etc.--and you will just get
>everything done without having to rush, which leads to careless mistakes and
>accidents to flowers. You must be meticulous in every detail.
>4. Have a good bit of luck! And like most other things, practice makes
>perfect (or closer to it!)
>Newfield, NY (Getting some needed rain today)
Hey, Zebra! I have never seen any better advice on showing irises
anywhere...and in such succinct form. This list definitely ought to appear
in the next AIS Bulletin...at least that's my opinion. As a person who has
been showing irises for some years and won a few medals and Queens of
Show...I think this advice is SUPER, and will assist anyone who wants to have
their irises win top awards in shows!. Clarence Mahan in VA