Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hardy Chrysanthemum

Hardy Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum 'Venus'

Yesterday I got out to the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens in Stamford. It is designated as the Connecticut State Arboretum. We used to play around there when I was a kid and lived up the street. Things haven’t changed much there in all that time although it looked like they had cleaned out some of the gardens and were starting some building construction. I didn’t have a lot of time and most of the garden had been cut back for the season. This Hardy Chrysanthemum was still blooming and had a tag. The delicate pink around the petal points was nice. Its funny since I now live about 45 minutes north of the garden how much the fall foliage was different. Much more advanced to the north.

Here is a bonus flower since it is Sunday. See more flowers from all over the world at Today’s Flowers .

Large-leaf Princess Flower
Tibouchina grandiflora
(tib-OO-kee-nuh) (gran-dih-FLOR-uh)
Synonyms: Glory Flower

This was still blooming at Bartlett, which puts out a large and interesting collection of tropical plants each year. This plant is always a nice addition to the garden and can grow fairly large by the end of the season. We have not had any luck over wintering it in the greenhouse but that wouldn’t stop me from trying to do it again.

Daphne, was kind enough to give me a link on her Rose Gathering site. It is a great reference tool when looking for information on roses.


Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous shots. this is the first time that i've sen the Princess flower. it's beautiful!

Randi said...

Great shots, love the chrysantemum - have never seen this before!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers. Great macro shot.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful flowers and great shots. I love the Princess Flower.

jabblog said...

Princess Flower - what a splendid name and such a singing blue.

Arija said...

They are both so deliciously fresh and vibrant!

noel said...


those are beautiful flowers, i love the shades of purple

my flower show is on my plant fanatic blog today, come and visit.

Sharon's Landscape of Life said...

very beautiful. I haven't seen this kind of flowers here in the Philippines :) awesome! :)

Kala said...

Gorgeous, smooth bokeh in these images.