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Volume 20, Number 3
July 1966

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New York Chapter Rhododendron Show
May 22, 1966
By Betty Hager

        With the usual bloom period about two weeks late this year, we felt very little color would appear at our show at Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, L.1., New York. The eighty degree heat of the preceding day plus the torrential rainfall during the night added to our gloom, but twenty-four members responded by combing their gardens for suitable material and we were delighted to see 204 entries. Each exhibitor, including two new entrants, went home with ribbons. The rosette for the 'Best Rhododendron of Show' was awarded to Nathaniel Hess for 'Wheatley', while the "Best Azalea of Show" was 'Dayspring', grown by Edythe G. Griffin. R. carolinianum, entered by Martha and Jordan Prince, won the ribbon for "Best Species of Show." Special awards were given to Howard Phipps who again displayed his remarkable collection of seedlings, and to Leo Nielsen for exceptional table arrangements.
        Thanks go to our Show Co-chairmen, Gordon Jones and Dick Murcott, and to our excellent judges, William Bowden, Jerome Eaton, Willet Titus and William Titus. Appreciation is expressed to Paul Vossberg for the plants contributed to our exhibitors' drawing, and many thanks to each and every volunteer who worked on the many phases of the show and who deserve much credit.


Volume 20, Number 3
July 1966

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