(UPDATED 5/9/2023) Description and review of the annual Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society Show and Sale, held each year at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center in East Sacramento. NEW: Plant Sale – See Update below.
This past Saturday afternoon I stopped by the Shepard Garden & Arts Center in McKinley Park to view the blooms at the Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society Show and Sale. The Chrysanthemum Society was celebrating the 75th anniversary of the event!
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The show and sale is held each fall. This year it fell on Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th. The hours open to the public were:
- Saturday, November 19th: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday, November 20th: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
About the Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society
Per the Society: “The Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society was formed to help individuals learn procedures for the propagation and cultivation of chrysanthemums, promote a wider interest in the cultivation of this flower, and to encourage the use and display of the beautiful blooms. To enjoy the bonds of fellowship among growers of the chrysanthemum visit one of our meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month (except November and December), 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.”.
You can find out more about the Sacramento Chrysanthemums Society on their Facebook Page.
The Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society is also a member of the National Chrysanthemum Society, USA
A Bit About Chrysanthemums (aka Mums)
Chrysanthemums are native to East Asia and northeastern Europe, but most species originate in East Asia. The center of diversity is in China. The popular plant was introduced in the United States during the colonial period.
A word of caution for dog parents – each part of the plant is poisonous!
Chrysanthemum Society Show and Sale
The two main rooms of the Shepard Garden & Arts Center were filled with Chrysanthemums – the queen of fall flowers! The blossoms had previously been judged, and it was very interesting to see which had been awarded 1st place, honorable mention, etc. ribbons.
The wide variety of chrysanthemums (colors, shapes, sizes) was on display. I took my time walking among the colorful rows of blooms. To sum up, a picture is worth a thousand words.
See related blog post: Shepard Garden & Arts Center
(5/9/2023) Plant Sale. The Chrysanthemum Society is holding a 1-day plant sale on Saturday, May 15 at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center. The hours of the event are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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