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Not to beat a "dead horse" to death but since all the stalks of that variety
were "taller" then the description and all grown in the same general region
don't you think the judges should have taken that into consideration and not
knocked them down?  All a person who was more knowledgeable in iris shows
could have done was cut off some of the stalk.  I think this goes to show
why judges should be familiar with many varieties grown in their region.

John Jones wrote:

> Gordon Nicholson wrote:
> >John, would you knock it down as you stated "because it was not grown
> >properly" or would it be more a problem with not fitting into what we
> >consider "normal"?  I kind of thought that we are to judge on what is
> >considered normal for that particular variety, maybe I am all wrong on
> >that bit of info that I have picked up at judges training sessions.
> >
> The show bench judging is primarily "How well is the cv grown compared
> to it's normal presentation" plus how well the entrant presents it.
> Thus, for instance, a stalk that is undergrown or overgrown can be
> knocked down. One of my first entries was a fantastic stalk of City
> Lights. Taller than everything else in my garden. All the stalks in the
> clump were the same way. But, it was much taller than normal for the cv,
> and didn't get very far.
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