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2001 Paul Barlow


CHRYSANTHEMUM CELEBRATION

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  published by the  NCS SCOTTISH GROUP 1996

The National Society was formed at Stoke Newington, England in 1846. In 1996 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the formation of the society the Scottish Group marked the occasion with the publication of   'Chrysanthemum Celebration'. In this publication many of our growers describe the methods they use for their particular favourites.


Introduction.

Welcome to Chrysanthemum Celebration.

At a time when I hear so many gloomy predictions concerning the future growing of exhibition chrysanthemums in Scotland I find myself reassured, not so much by the contents of this splendid book, but by the enthusiasm of the exhibitors who have contributed to its success. Some of them have been in the hobby long enough to remember the George MacLeods and Bronze Early Buttercups of the late 50s, others who joined in the 60s were immediately mesmerised by the sheer beauty of the Ermines and Evelyn Bushes of that time.

Those who became involved in more recent times have been greatly influenced by the large Intermediates and by the wide range of modern Spray varieties. As you read this book you will identify some variations in the cultural techniques employed by each contributor, but I suggest that this is somewhat cosmetic. Their strength lies not in their methods but in their tremendous enthusiasm. They write about the growing and exhibiting of their favourite flower but make no mention of the distances that are travelled to the shows, and sometimes during the same weekend to other venues to assist in the judging.

They serve on local and national committees and are always in demand as lecturers. They are the backbone of the Chrysanthemum movement in Scotland and the Scottish Group and it's associated societies are indebted to them and others like them who for one reason or another have been unable to contribute on this occasion.

W. D. MacConnachie (dec'd)
Former President, Perth Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society, Perth, Scotland
July 1996


Follow the links to the cultivation methods for individual cultivars:

Spray Cultivars:

PENNINE ORIEL AND HONEY ENBEE WEDDING
Pennine Oriel is a lovely white anemone spray, Honey Enbee Wedding is a honey coloured single spray.
SALMON ENBEE FRILL AND GOODLIFE SOMBRERO
Salmon Enbee Frill is a salmon single spray with many flowers per stem, Goodlife Sombrero is a bronze anemone spray.
PENNINE ORIEL AND HONEY ENBEE WEDDING
Enbee Wedding is the original Enbee cultivar - beautiful pink single, Yellow Pennine Oriel is a yellow anemone spray.
RUBY ENBEE WEDDING AND CANDLEWICK LIMELIGHT
Another sport from the Enbee Wedding family and Candlewick Limelight - a yellow single spray.

Disbudded cultivars:

MALCOLM PERKINS AND RACHEL KNOWLES
Two large intermediates - bright yellow for Malcolm and pale pink for Rachel.
PRIMROSE CHESSINGTON AND EMILY PEACE
Two large intermediates both pale yellow - see Emily Peace on our home page.
WHITE SALLY DUCHESS
Large intermediate, pure white.
REBECCA WALKER
Large intermediate, bright yellow.
GINGERNUT AND YELLOW GINGERNUT AND JOHN WINGFIELD
The Gingernuts are medium intermediate - light bronze and yellow, John Wingfield is a medium, white reflexed.
WHITE PEARL CELEBRATION AND ED HODGSON
White Pealr is a large reflexed type and Ed Hodgson is a large intermediate - both are white cultivars.
PEARL CELEBRATION AND RUTLAND
Large reflexed types - pale pink for Pear Celebration and bright yellow for Rutland.
APRICOT COURTIER AND FORMCAST
Two large reflexed types - light bronze (Apricot Courtier)and deep purple (Formcast).
WORLD OF SPORT AND PRIMROSE WORLD OF SPORT
White and primrose, large intermediate types.
APRICOT CHESSINGTON AND PINK WORLD OF SPORT
Large intermediate types - light bronze and pink in colour respectively.
GOLDEN COURTIER
Golden yellow, large reflexed.
CORNETTO
Yellow, medium intermediate.
MATLOCK AND VENICE
Two medium reflexed cultivars - red (Matlock) and pink
(Venice).

If you would like further information or wish to comment on this publication please send your e-mail to: paul.barlow@chrysanthemums.info

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Last updated on 20 December, 2001