Monday, October 18, 2010

Soft Pink Chrysanthemum

Soft Pink Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum morifolium
(kris-AN-the-mum) (mor-ee-FOH-lee-um)

At a customer’s request I needed to find some soft colored Chrysanthemums for a couple of deck planters. Of course I agreed to do it even though it kind of goes against the color scheme for the season. After visiting a couple of places I was able to find these pink beauties, which were not tagged as to the variety, but fit the bill perfectly.

Chrysanthemum cultivation dates back 2,000 years and all the modern breeding has produced a full range of colors and flower types. It is the Japanese Imperial family’s emblem as well as the official flower of the city of Chicago and Salinas, California.

This is the 1,500th post on this blog and in the words of the Grateful Dead, “what a long strange trip its been.” Thanks to all the people that read this site and take time to comment on it.


Flowers Thailand said...

Your photo are always perfect.

Les said...

That's quite the milestone!

lotusleaf said...

Congratulations! I find your posts very interesting and informative.Your shots are superb.Hope your 2000th post will be a bouquet of flowers!

Kala said...

Beautiful color in these chrysanthemums.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Wow. Awesome coloring