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Southport & District
Chrysanthemum & Gardening Society

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63rd YEAR



FROM THE CREPE MYRTLE SHOW

With over 1,500 specimens of Crape Myrtles exhibited, this year's Crepe Myrtle Show was the largest yet. Many species of Lagerstroemia were on display with common varities such as the Acoma all the way to new shrub-form varities such as the Enduring Summer. We were very happy with the amount of vendors that came out to display their trees as well as spread their knowledge and love for Crape Myrtle trees.

This year's Crape Myrtle Contest was also jampacked with hundreds of entrants. It was tough going on the judges as the quality of the trees this year was above and beyond what we've seen in years past. The New Breed category was especially exciting as there were a few exciting varities that have never been seen before (the rebloom category of Crepe Myrtle is becoming extremely exciting). But in the end, the top prize went to The Tree Center for the qualtiy of their Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) trees. Especially their Natchez as well as their Tuscarora.

We want to thank all of the vendors and entrants this year. But more importantly, we want to thank the patrons that came out and made this year's Crepe Myrtle Festival the best one yet. We look forward to seeing you next year!

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For a selection of photographs from previous Shows visit our PICTURE GALLERY



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