> Since we are talking about transporting irises to shows, I was wondering ab=
> cleaning up the irises for the show. One of the shows I went to, someone=20
> mentioned something about wiping off fingerprints. But then someone else=20
> mentioned that the iris can't look too cleaned up. What's the judges view=20=
> this? Do you clean or not clean? Some people at the show spent a great dea=
> l of=20
> time cleaning up their irises. One lady just came in and stuck them in the=
> containers and put them on the show floor. What do the judges look for?
Suzette, Let me suggest purchasing the *Handbook for Judges and Show
Officials* from the American Iris Society. This booklet tells all
concerning judging iris in a show. Get a competitive edge. Know as
much as the judges!