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Re: AIS: Judging ...was JI Symposium - Stop burning the red-heads.

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: AIS: Judging ...was JI Symposium - Stop burning the red-heads.
  • From: rimat <terra@catskill.net>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 21:48:58 -0600 (MDT)

Walter A. Moores wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 1997, Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan wrote:
> > Irisborer@AOL.COM wrote:
> >
> > > On the show bench...
> >   Remember, you're not judging the plant for appeal, but how
> > > it matches the standard set by the plant itself.
> >
> > The above statement is not quite true.  You should be evaluating the
> >
> > EXHIBITOR and how well they grew the iris and how well the specimen was
> >
> > prepared for show entry. :-)
> >
> > Rick Tasco
> > Superstition Iris Gardens
> > Central California........involved in somewhat of a heatwave. 88F today.
> > Zone 8
> >
>         I think it is a combination of both of the above in most cases.  I
> know of a highly rated 'show' iris that in this climate has a tendency to
> lean out from the clump and to open a branch bud before it opens a
> terminal.  In other climates it may not exhibit these traits, but there is
> nothing the exhibitor can do to make this iris open its terminal first and
> to stand up straight.
>         Walter Moores
>         Enid Lake, MS 7/8

Boy, am I glad I don't have red hair anymore.
Rima  terra@catskill.net
upstate ny   zone 4

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