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Re: CULT: Potted Irises on Tours

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Potted Irises on Tours
  • From: "The Hartman's" <rwhdlh@oceana.net>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 11:13:13 -0400

Gary,Foley,----Amen, and Amen.
Dorothy Hartman,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary White" <bentfork@neb.rr.com>
To: <iris-talk@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Potted Irises on Tours

> Ann,
>        I agree with you completely about "guest irises" in tour
> gardens.  They must be handled exactly by the rules in the handbook.  As
> Dr. Roy Epperson pointed out to us in judges training on "Ethics" during
> the AIS national convention this spring, guest irises are the property
> of the hybridizer.  And the garden owner must treat them as such.  (And,
> guest irises must not be deadheaded, nor any part of the plant,
> including pollen and seed, taken from it without the express permission
> of the hybridizer.)
>       In my mind, showing guest irises is a different issue from showing
> one's own collection of irises on a tour, any tour.   Most of us do not
> grow our *own* irises by the "guest iris" rules laid down in the
> convention handbook.  While a garden owner must abide by the rules for
> growing guest irises;  I believe that it is very instructive to see
> various possibilities in growing irises on regional and national tours.
> For me, one of the primary reasons that I attend regional and national
> tours is to see irises grown in new ways, in different settings, and to
> appreciate the creativity of the gardeners in showing off their own
> collections of irises.   If not for this creativity and exhibiting new
> ideas for growing irises, those long bus rides between gardens would
> hardly be worth it.
> Gary White
> Lincoln, Nebraska   zone 4/5
> Region 21
> iriscrazy@aol.com wrote:
> > There are no rules that potted irises cannot be viewed on a tour.
> > But, there
> > is a rule that "guest irises" from hybridizers should be planted in
> > the
> > ground.
> >
> > According to the AIS Convention Handbook (1984) - Code of Ethics #4
> > "All
> > guest irises will be planted at least two feet apart in well-tended
> > beds."
> > Of course, these are the rules for an AIS National Convention, but I
> > would
> > hope that all Regional Spring Meetings showing guest irises also
> > follow the
> > Code of Ethics for the sake of all the hybridizers who provide guest
> > irises.
> >
> > There are two pages in the section on "Tour Gardens" that include
> > "Suggestions for Tour Garden Owners," "The Code of Ethics," and the
> > "Duties,
> > Obligations and Rules for Tour Garden Owners."  Hybridizers expect
> > their
> > guest irises to be handled and cared for according to these rules.
> >
> > Ann Cline
> > Royal Oak Michigan
> > Region 6
> >
> >
> >
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