Fall Chrysanthemum Show at Smith College

What a final hurrah of color we saw Saturday at the Fall Chrysanthemum Show at the Botanic Garden of Smith College in Northampton, MA http://www.smith.edu/garden/Conservatory/mum-show.html. On a rainy day that ushered in a severe cold front including tornado watches, we stepped into the Lyman Conservatory and drank in towers and cascades of color. Although a bit late with some blossoms fading, it was a real treat. We enjoyed voting for our favorite hybrids resulting from crosses made by horticulture students. The Fall Chrysanthemum Show has been celebrated at Smith College for nearly a century. Pictures were taken by my daughter on her Sony Ericsson phone since this was an impromptu visit and I didn't have my camera along.

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