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Chrysanthemums on display at the 58th annual Long (Credit: Andrew Kozak)

Chrysanthemums on display at the 58th annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show at Hicks Nurseries in Old Westbury. The large, bulbous shape is typical of these flowers and is a factor that their quality is judged on. (Oct. 20, 2012)

58th annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show

Flower enthusiasts enjoyed the 58th annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show at Hicks Nurseries in Old Westbury. More than 60 chrysanthemums were judged on stem strength, color, size and cleanliness. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Three cascading chrysanthemums are displayed at the 58th
(Credit: Andrew Kozak)

Three cascading chrysanthemums are displayed at the 58th Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. More than 60 chrysanthemums exhibits were judged on stem strength, color, size and cleanliness. (Oct. 20, 2012)

A 2-foot-tall chrysanthemum stands with its second-place ribbon
(Credit: Andrew Kozak)

A 2-foot-tall chrysanthemum stands with its second-place ribbon at the 58th annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show at Hicks Nurseries in Old Westbury. More than 60 chrysanthemums were judged on stem strength, color, size and cleanliness. (Oct. 20, 2012)

This chrysanthemum, seen at the 58th annual Long
(Credit: Andrew Kozak)

This chrysanthemum, seen at the 58th annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show at Hicks Nurseries in Old Westbury, displays a near-perfect stem and color for this type of flower. More than 60 chrysanthemums were judged on stem strength, color, size and cleanliness. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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Renu Sharma, 62, of North Hills, earned a
(Credit: Andrew Kozak)

Renu Sharma, 62, of North Hills, earned a blue ribbon for her chrysanthemum's color and size at the 58th annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show at Hicks Nurseries in Old Westbury. More than 60 chrysanthemums were judged on stem strength, color, size and cleanliness. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Priscilla Kimlingen, 75, of Garden City, left, and
(Credit: Andrew Kozak)

Priscilla Kimlingen, 75, of Garden City, left, and Elayne Klein, 65, of North Babylon, admire chrysanthemums at the 58th annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show at Hicks Nurseries in Old Westbury. More than 60 chrysanthemums were judged on stem strength, color, size and cleanliness. (Oct. 20, 2012)

A row of chrysanthemums sits on display at
(Credit: Andrew Kozak)

A row of chrysanthemums sits on display at the 58th annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show at Hicks Nurseries in Old Westbury. This year, 60 entries were shown in a variety of shapes and colors. More than 60 chrysanthemums were judged on stem strength, color, size and cleanliness. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Chrysanthemums on display at the 58th annual Long
(Credit: Andrew Kozak)

Chrysanthemums on display at the 58th annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show at Hicks Nurseries in Old Westbury. The large, bulbous shape is typical of these flowers and is a factor that their quality is judged on. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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