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Re: SHOW: A.N.Z. Championships

Well jeff,

The A.N.Z championships is the one of the main sections in the show.  It 
is called A.N.Z because it is sponsored by the A.N.Z bank here in 
12 single blooms need to be entered, not the whole stalks just the 
single blooms, and they all need to be different tall bearded cultivars.
They are only judged on the quality of the blooms, as in size and 
coloring etc......and also things like wheather they are all open at the 
same stage, and none are still in bud, (which happened to me last 
year!!!!on the judging day there was one bloom that hadnt opened 
But there is nothing judged on the artistic element.  
I hope that answers your questions, and i hope it made sense!!!
As for having the Roses at the same show, well this year it seems that 
there won't be very many out!! We also have an Autumn rose show, which 
will be the first one this coming year, so that should be interestinmg 

Tasmania, Australia 

Jeff wrote:
 >I must admit that I am completely unfamiliar with this type of 
exhibit. You
>mention 12 blooms, but I am assuiming that you are speaking of irises, 
>do you mean 12 stalks? How are the entries in the A.N.Z. Championships
>judged? Is it solely on horticultural merit, or is there an artistic
>element, as in the choice and placement of the varieties entered? I 
>be very grateful if you could provide answers to these questions.
>Around here irises and roses are not exhibited at the same show as the
>bloom season for roses is somewhat later than the main iris bloom 
>Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4, Sunset Zone 2)

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