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Showing irises

suzette.guay@mail.aditech.com wrote:
> Since we are talking about transporting irises to shows, I was wondering ab=
> out=20
> 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=
> about
> 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=
> =20
> 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!

Rick Tasco
Central California
Zone 8.5

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