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The annual Chrysanthemum Show of the Dunedin Horticultural Society was opened at the Garrison Hall this afternoon. There is an excellent display of winter flowers and fruit, and there will doubtless be a large attendance of visitors this evening. The show of chrysanthemums was far above the average, some splendid specimens of blooms and well-grown pot plants being on view. The exhibits were not restricted to local growers, plants and flowers coming from as far away as Oamaru— Messrs Mitchell and Forsyth being credited with some extraordinarily good specimens grown in that district. The prize list speaks for itself, and all that we need say in connection with the competitive exhibits is that it is gratifying to find so many new names among those forwarding specimens. A pot plant displaying three varieties on one stem, shown by the Hon. G. M'Lean, is, however, worthy of speoial notice. Among exhibits not entered for competition are a basket of pomegranates shown by Mrs S. L. Ross, and a contribution of grapes grown by Mr J. Scoular. These grapes are of the " Mrs Pince " and " Barbarossa " varieties, and are very good samples. Mrs Hitchceok, of North-east Valley, sends some very nice apples of different varieties, and Mr J. Dean, of Waihemo, is represented by a few potatoes of a novel and attractive variety. Mr W. Bull has a grand show of apples, pears, lemons, and melons grown in this colony, and of high quality in every instance. A enriosity in the shape of the fern food on which our Native raoe used to subsist is shown by Mr P. M'Gregor. Mr' J. Ings, of St. Clair, in addition to oarrying off a number of prizes in chrysanthemums, sends a splendid collection of plants in pots and cut blooms—his Japanese varieties being especially good. Mr H. M. West, of Northeast Valley, contributes some nice heaths; Mr Stenhouse some fair cut antirrhinum blooms ; and Mr R. M'Gregor a few cut dahlias. Mr J. Rondel, of Caversham, exhibits some artistically grown chrysanthemums. The folio-wing is the prize list : POT PLANTS.-OPEN CLASS. Three large flowering.—Hon. O. M'Lean 1, J. Ings 2 Three Urge flowering (grown in opeß air).— Hon. O. M'Lean 1. Three Japanese.—J. Ings 1, Hon. G. M'Lean 2. One large flewerirjg standard, single stem.— Hon. G. M'Lean 1, 0. F. Greenslade 2. One large flowering pyramid, single stem. Hon. G. M'Lean 1. Six primulas.—H. Sper.ce 1. POT PLANTS—AMATEUR CLASS. Two large flowering.—W. Hardy 1, M. Menilershausen 2.

Two large flowering (grown in open air). W, Hardy 1. Two Japineio.- M. Mendewhausen 1, W. Hardy 2. One large flowering. —W. Hardy 1. Three priffitilaß.—VV. Hardy 1. CUT BLOOMS. —OPEN CLABS.

Twenty-four large flowering.—J. Ings 1, A. Forsyth 2. Eighteen large flowering —A. Forsyth 1, G. Rosa 2.

Twelve large flowering. —A. Forsyth 1, J. Ings 2. Six large flowering.—A. Forsyth 1, J. Ings 2. Eighteen larg« flowering (grown in open air). —J. Ings 1. Twelve large flowering (grown ia open air). J. Ings 1. Twelve pompous, net leas than six varie'ies, three tiusoes of each. —A. Forsyth 1, J. lug* 2

Twelve Japanese.- J. Ings 1, *. Forsyth 2. Six Japanese.—J. liigs 1, A. Forsyth 2. Collection of cut flowers (chrysanthemums excluded).— O. Ward 1, H. Spence 2. Collection of cut flowets (grown by exhibitor in open atr).—H. Bpeuce 1, J. Mills, M.H.R., 2. CUT BLOOMS AMATEUR CLASS.

Collection of twenty-four blooms. —0. Grave 3, J. Rendel2. Twelve large flowering.—J. Mrchell 1, J. Rendel 2. W. Hardy 3. Six large flowering.—J. Mitchell 1, J.Rondel2. Twelve large flowering (grown in open air). — J. Mitchell 1. J. Rendel 2, O. Grave 3.

Six large flowering (grown in »pen air). —J. Mitohell 1. J. Rondel 2, O. Grave 3.

Six pompons, three trusses of each.—J. Mitchell 1.

Six Japanese.—O. Grave 1, W. Hardy 2, M, Mendershausen 3. Collection of cut flowers (chrysanthemums excluded).—W. Stenhouse 1. Collection of cut flowers (grown in open air). —W. Stenhouse 1. FBUIT. Or EN CLASS. Collection of apples, not less tban twenty or more than forty varieties, five of each.—H. Harraway 1, J. Seoular 2, D. Drunton 3. Collection of peaw, not less than six or more than twelve varieties, five of each.— J. Seoular 1 Twelve desseit apples, fit for table.— J. Seoular 1, C. Bates 2, D. L, Christie 3. Twelve oulinary apples.—H. Harraway 1, Mrs J. Freeman 2 and 3.

Twelve dessert pears, fit for table.—J. Seidelin 1, J. Scoolar 2, O. Js»tes 3. Best Bix samples of jama —Miss M Barnes 1, G. Ward 2, Mrs P. M'Gregor 3. Bfst tix pamp'es of fruit jellies. -MiasMatheson 1, Mrs D. Samnel 2, Mrs P. M'Gregor 3.

Special Pbizes, open claßs.

The Dunedin Hoit : oultural Society's Silvor Challenge Cup, value L 3 3s. For the best twelve large flowering, in curved varieties. To be won in three years. The competition to be limited in tha third year to winners of the two previous years.—G. Ross (gardener to the Hon. M. Holmes) 1, J. Ings 2. Mr J. H. Lambert Vases, value LI Ib. Beat three large flowering chrysanthemums, varieties. —Hon. G. M'Lean. Mr B. 0. Reyno'd?, LI Is. Best twenty foutlarge flowering chrysanthemums, varieties.—J. Ings. Messrs A. Briscoe and Co., LI la. Bett eighteen large flowering chrysanthemums, varieties, grown in open air.—J. Ings. AMATEUR CLASS. Mr R. Wilson, value LI Is. Best twelve large flowering chrysanthemums, varieties, grown in open air.—J. Mitchell, Mr John Ings, LI Is. Best eighteen Japaneee blooms, distinct varieties, grown within four miles of Dunedin Post Office.—J. Rendel.

A Friend, 10s, 7s, and 4s. Ist, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for hand bouquets made by girls attending schools —Miss A. Greonslado 1, Miss E. GieensladeS-

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CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW., Issue 7908, 16 May 1889

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CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW. Issue 7908, 16 May 1889

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