Your Time: Chrysanthemum show, Smith College

  • Bobbie Stuart and Craig Stuart of Sunderland, at the fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College. GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Maggie Kenney of Amherst at the fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • From left, Miriam Fishbaine of Northampton and her daughter Dina Raymond at the fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Lori Claxton of Easthampton at the fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • The fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Bill Finkelstein of New York at the fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • The fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Jeanne Cuddihy of Pittsfield, helps Elenore Selin of Pittsfield, take a picture on her phone at the fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College. GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • The fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Ellie Kozikowski, 6, votes for her favorite chrysanthemum, while her mother, Laura Kozikowski, watches, at the fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College. GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Bobbie Stuart and Craig Stuart of Sunderland, at the fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Nora Kelleher and Chris Spicer of Northampton, at the fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • 1. Tom Kilday 2. Libby Pellerin 3. Maggie Kenney 4. From left, Miriam Fishbaine, Dina Raymond 5. Nora Kelleher, Chris Spicer 6. Ellie Kozikowski, Laura Kozikowski 7. Jeanne Cuddihy, Eleanor Selin 8. Lori Claxton 9. A chrysanthemum 10. Bobbie Stuart, Craig Stuart 1. Tom Kilday 2. Libby Pellerin 3. Maggie Kenney 4. From left, Miriam Fishbaine, Dina Raymond 5. Nora Kelleher, Chris Spicer 6. Ellie Kozikowski, Laura Kozikowski 7. Jeanne Cuddihy, Eleanor Selin 8. Lori Claxton 9. A chrysanthemum 10. Bobbie Stuart, Craig Stuart

  • Lori Claxton, of Easthampton, at the fall Chrusanthemum show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College. —GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Libby Pellerin of Connecticut at the fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Green House at Smith College GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS

Published: 11/17/2016 2:36:28 PM

Photos and text by Carol Lollis

The Chrysanthemum show at the Botanic Garden and the Lyman Conservatory at Smith College in Northampton features at least nine forms of chrysanthemum’s and more than 1,000 plants of varying shapes, sizes and colors.

The show continues through Nov. 20

Some of the flowers are the result of crosses studied by Smith horticulture students that result in varied shapes and forms. My favorite: the ones that cascade.

Richard Carnes, a volunteer at the Botanic Garden said the show introduces lots of people to the garden, which was the case last Saturday, when the event brought in a steady stream of visitors.

“They come to see the mums, but find themselves in awe of the rest of the facility,” Carnes said.

Jeanne Cuddihy came from Pittsfield with a friend, Eleanor Selin.

“We are gardeners,” Cuddihy said, “Nowhere else do you get to see this variety. The show is never boring.”

Lori Claxton of Easthampton calls the show “The last hurrah before winter” — a sentiment echoed by Ashley Amon, a volunteer at the Botanic Garden: “I just like how bright the colors are,” she said. “It feels so autumnal, it makes you happy.”




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