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Re: R & I

On Tue, 5 Nov 1996 Irisborer@aol.com wrote:

> >I know this is a bit late but what's the R & I? Where can I buy it?
> Diana:  R & I refers to the AIS Registration and Introductions book - these
> are booklets published each year of the irises registered and introduced (to
> the market) during a given year.  The R & I has no pictures, but has a
> controlled description  of each iris which includes the seedling number, type
> of iris, height, colors and who introduced it.  This is invaluable
> information and I use mine extensively.  Not only can you check your iris
> against the R & I in the garden or when preparing for a show... but you can
> also will find a list of hybridizers in the back of the book and a list of
> their registrations and introductions for the year.   Every 10 years, AIS
> publishes a compilation of the decade.  And, for us geekoids, the AIS will
> study the possibility of putting this information - an ENORMOUS task - onto
> disk!  In fact, anyone who is interested in helping with the project, raise
> your hand because AIS will need all the volunteer help they can get when this
> project is approved.> Kathyguest... who knows that as much as she'd like to spare someone the

Thanks kindly for the info'. Is Jerry Gifford the one who sells
these? Every 10 years sounds like a long interval (?).

Diana Louis <dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca>
Zone 4/5 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

  • References:
    • R & I
      • From: Irisborer@aol.com

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