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13  CLASSIFICATIONS of CHRYSANTHEMUMS
each month, CCCS will show a drawing, an explanation of a classification, an in-color example 
February choice 
is a Class 2 -- Reflux

 
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Class 2

Reflex 

The florets in this class curve downward and overlap, similar to bird plumage. The tops of these blooms are full but somewhat flattened. 

Class 2 Pretty Polly

FALL 2023

Festival of Fabulous Mums November 4 & 5

People's Choice Winners of FoFM November 4&5, 2023
 

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1st place triple bloom cultivar Bola de Oro
 
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2nd place bonsai cultivars Joan Corbisero & Tusukomo
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3rd place cultivar - Whiteout

4th place Bola de Oro

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The Journal of the National Chrysanthemum Society
2023 December cover 
Chrysanthemum

In the second year, a CCCS member has their Raleigh garden on the NCS official magazine cover. Carol Dukes' garden clockwise from upper left Apple Valley, Mocha, By Jove & a friendly praying mantis on a bloom

 
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Just in case you haven't received the December issue of THE CHRYSANTHEMUM yet, I want to share Margie Case's gorgeous photo of her Raleigh garden. Congrats, Margie! 
CCCS member Margie Case decorated her backyard with more than six different classes of chrysanthemums, used a full moon as a backdrop,  made a classic photograph NCS displayed on their December magazine cover

Extraordinary Benefits of Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Membership

  • Membership in the National Chrysanthemum Society

  • The NCS Beginners Handbook (contains complete information on growing chrysanthemums ($10 publication)

  • The Chrysanthemum, the Journal of the National Chrysanthemum Society (4 annual issues March, June, September, December)

  • Three free mum plants (available for local pickup for only $12 value)                                                                                                                        

  • Able to join the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society group order (plant cuttings) to Kingsmums.org in December 2022                                                                                                                                                                                           (delivery in April - May 2023)

  • Discount on mum growing supplies

  • A Chrysanthemum Reference Binder contains mum growing information handouts ($10 value)

  • Invitation to join the private members-only Facebook page 

  • Monthly Zoom/In-person meetings featuring guest speakers and current relevant pearls (hints and tips)

  • monthly raffle prizes

  • Notification of the annual National Chrysanthemum Society Convention and Juried Floral Show

  •    monogram CCCS shirts (available for member purchase) 

                                             CCCS membership application  click here

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                         Goals of the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society

  • Assist the National Chrysanthemum Society to educate the public, advance gardening techniques in both public and home gardens and incorporate procedural advances for the propagation and cultivation of chrysanthemums​​

  • Help promote a greater interest in the cultivation of all thirteen classes of chrysanthemums 

  • Encourage amateur, professional and commercial growers to grow and display chrysanthemums​

Mission Statement

Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society's mission is to encourage, foster, and maintain the continued growth and appreciation of all thirteen classes of chrysanthemums. 

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