Re: Apathy and TB Growers
> Could someone please tell me because it hasn't been clear in all
> > the discussions about the rules for the AIS etc how do you pick out
> > the irises you want to vote for?
The Ballot is voted by judges based on iris they have seen growing in gardens
for at least 2 years. You need to have seen it often enough to determine what/how
it does in a variety of conditions.
The Symposium is voted on by every member of the AIS and is determined by
what you like. This makes it more of a popularity contest but a popular iris should
be one that does well (why else why you like it?). So, this should be a good list of
garden iris for a person to choose from, especially if they went by the results in
Dana Brown Lubbock, Texas Zone 7
Where the coldest it's ever been is -17 on 2/8/33 and the warmest it's
ever been is 114 on 6/27/94. Our average first freeze is November 3rd
and our average last freeze is April 9th. Our growing season is @ 208
days long with 164 of them clear.