Monday, February 20, 2012

Sparkling Cheryl Chrysanthemum

Garden Mum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium ‘Sparkling Cheryl’
(kris-AN-the-mum) (mor-ee-FOH-lee-um)

At a time when my thoughts are turning more towards tulips and daffodils here is another Chrysanthemum. This mum was truly a star in the fall garden last year. Often living up to its name by sparkling in the morning sun with some dew drops on the flowers. We haven’t been paying too much attention to the mum cultivars we grow since they change so often. You just have to guess by color and ‘Sparkling Cheryl’ has a wonderful orangey-yellow blend that really fits the season.

Looking back at all the Chrysanthemum pictures I have taken over the last few years shows it to be a very photogenic flower. Partially due to the wonderful seasonal autumn light we get around here and partially due to it being a colorful, heavy flowering and nicely shaped flower. I am going to keep planting and photographing them.

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