Welcome to The National Chrysanthemum Society
SAD NEWS FOR NCS – NCS suffered a loss on Friday, November 6, 2015. Our newly elected president, Pat Stockett Johnston, passed away. She had suffered a massive heart attack earlier in the week and her body was unable to recover. Pat had just received the NCS gavel and president’s pin from outgoing president, John Capobianco, at our annual banquet on Saturday, October 24. Pat was excited and eager to lead our organization in the coming year. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pat’s husband, Gordon, and to her family. She will be missed by family, friends, and colleagues alike. A memorial service was held on November 9.
NEW VIDEOS – We have added 2 new YouTube videos to our Video Gallery. One is titled “Kiku matsuri” and describes a Japanese chrysanthemum festival. The other is titled “Japanology” and discusses mums, in general, from the Japanese perspective. Both are quite interesting.
2015 NATIONAL CONVENTION AND SHOW – The 2015 National Convention and Show was held from Thursday, October 22 through Sunday, October 25 at the Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes, Fairfax, Virginia. It was a fantastic show with many wonderful entries. We will have photographs of the winning entries and other details on this site soon. Check back and watch for the notice.
2016 NCS CALENDAR – Our first calendar was a huge success. We are sold out! Plans are underway for a 2017 NCS Calendar. Watch for an announcement of its availability.
“NCS” BALL CAPS – Check out the newest item under “More,” “Shop,” and “Products.” We now have ball caps with “NCS” on them. They are available in four different colors. Be the first in your chapter to own an NCS cap!
PINTEREST – We have added Pinterest to our social media formats. Click on the Pinterest button to see (and add to) the pictures on our boards. We are excited to have this media format to show pictures of our favorite flower.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Be sure to check our calendar of events as the year progresses. It will contain chapter plant sales and other events that are open to the public. The calendar supplements the information that is included under each chapter’s page under “Chapters.”
National Chrysanthemum Society Shows Photos and details from past shows.
Members Only Member Information, 2013 Bylaws, Resources & Links, etc.
Video Gallery Check out the latest Chrysanthemum videos in our gallery.
Chapter Information Find a Chapter in your area or Start a Chapter. Also find information about chapter meetings and shows.
FAQs When is the best time to plant mums? How much sun do mums need? Find the answers to your chrysanthemum questions on our Frequently Asked Questions Page.
Chrysanthemum Classes For ease of identification The NCS divides bloom forms in 13 classes. Color photos and detailed description of each class.
NCS Calendar View the 2015 NCS Calendar of Events
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Last updated 21-November-2015