Lone Star State 2008
The Simulated Iris Show
At the request of some attendees for a training session for apprentice judges, a simulated iris show was held on Wednesday. Members of our local society brought in specimens from their own gardens to be used in the show. While there were only about two dozen entries on display, the show itself was well received and attracted admirers all day.
Almost every attendee that we talked to said it was one of the best conventions ever, and our hotel had excellent facilities. The entire staff went out of their way to help us with any requests we made. We had 399 people who actually attended the meetings and banquets or went on the bus tours of the gardens. They came from thirty-six states representing twenty-three of the twenty-four regions. There were also attendees from Canada, Australia, Great Britain, and Switzerland.
Click on the pictures to see larger images. Photos by Ken Fuchs and Jim Landers, 2008.