Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Chrysanthemum


This is a flower from the Kiku show at the New York Botanical Garden that I mentioned yesterday. (Kiku means chrysanthemum in Japanese.) This is an example of the Ogiku or single blossom chrysanthemum, which grows atop a large stem. According to the brochure from the show these flowers require "expert knowledge and constant attention over a period of six to twelve months." I wish I had a green thumb!

14 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful flower.

DaveM said...

The beauty of nature, so complete.

Lynette said...

I'm glad you got this beautiful close-up of the flower. It's almost like I can touch it. Thank you.

Olivier said...

elle est magnifique, on dirait une plante de mer.

She is beautiful, it looks like a plant of the sea

Blue Wave 707 said...

Nice photo!

Kiku are usually associated with Japanese funerals, and also royalty.

nazzareno said...

...delicate and soft as a cloud!

Gudl said...

It looks great!

a-xpressions said...

This one is really interesting flower..I have never seen like this before...am feeling to become a bee and jump on that soft soft petals..:))
thanks for sharing it Lori..!

Moi said...

my dad used to grow them in his garden...guess after that i am seeing them the first time ever around!!!

Wanda said...

Me too Lori. My thumb is not very green even thought I adore flowers! That's why I get them at Trader Joes!!! :)

Isadora said...

saw a lot of those chrysantemums around here for all saints day - or day of the dead. These white and yellow globes are considered cemetery flowers and would be an insult to give as a gift :) as pretty as they are, it seems an unfair faith for these poor flowers.

• Eliane • said...

I was curious about that show. I might go and see it although Chysantenum, especially those big flowers, always seem a bit macabre to me. But this one is so big it looks a little bit unreal.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! The bloom is spectacular indeed. I've seen the ads for the special exhibition on the buses and have been wanting to go.

Keropok Man said...

wow. it's so huge!

to me, the word always reminds me of tea! :-)