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Re: Next Dykes Winner

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Next Dykes Winner
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 11:13:01 +0000
  • References: <199806181533.JAA14057@email.bigsky.net>

Carryl Meyer wrote:
> re Acoma--even though I saw Acoma at Denver and the hybridizer Magee
> was our bus captain, I would not vote for it for winning the Dykes
> award--reason ( and I did discuss this with him at more than one
> garden)  A Judge is supposed to vote for the cultivar which does well
> in their own area, and to judge the clump at two years of age, after
> having watched it grow and mature for two years--Acoma has died in
> many gardens in our area, and in the few where it did survive, the
> color is muddy, gray, and pretty yucky!  Therefore I have concluded
> that it does not do well in our ground type, climate, and so will not
> vote for it.  The 'Dykes' is not a popularity vote--it is a vote for
> the best one growing alll across the nation--does that answer the
> question?  It may still win, but not with my vote!

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