68th Annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Show
Calling All Chrysanthemum Growers
Starkie Bros. Garden Center will again be the site of the Long Island Chrysanthemum Show. The 68th Annual Show will be held in the Pottery Shed at Starkie Bros Garden Center, 721 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735 (516) 293-7148
These are Not your mother’s chrysanthemums! These mums cannot be bought 3 for $20.00 at the local supermarket. The majority of mums in competition will be giants, minimum size of the bloom to get into the competition is 4”, some up to 11” across. Many people remember them as ‘Football’ Mums.
Amateur growers are encouraged to participate (you do not have be a member of the society to compete), simply bring your blooms (both Football and Garden Hardy) to the Pottery Shed, between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm, Friday, October 27. The members of the Long Island Chrysanthemum Society will help you get your blooms labeled and on the show tables. Please know the name of the variety that you will be entering.
New for 2023, the National Chrysanthemum Society, Inc. USA, the governing body of chrysanthemum shows in America, is providing $100 in prize money for the best Novice and best Youth entries that receive a Blue Ribbon or higher award. This prize will be sent as a check from the National Chrysanthemum Society. These cash prizes are a result of a grant from the James Bowersox Trust which was established to preserve and promote chrysanthemum culture in the United States. Awards will be given based on the NCS rules of competition as awarded by the judges.
The show will open to the public for viewing, Saturday, October 28, from 12:00 pm to the 5:00 PM, and Sunday, October 29, from 9:00 am – 3:45pm. The awards presentation will begin at 3:45 pm and breakdown immediately thereafter. Some blooms will be available to the public for a small donation to the Long Island Chrysanthemum Society, Inc.
All current New York State Covid-19 guidelines for indoor events will be followed.
For more information, please visit: www.limums.org, or call John Capobianco (516) 263-2717