Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
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Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens

Submitted by on September 27, 2013 – 8:03 amNo Comment

pennsylvania_kennetsquare_chrysanthemumThe Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (map), combines horticulture and artistry, preserving an ancient Asian art form while showcasing innovative plant-growing techniques.

From October 26, 2013, through November 24, 2013, Road Trips Gardeners can see more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums that have been trained (some for more than a year) to resemble clouds, torches, spirals, fans, 13-foot arches and more.

On October 26, the largest Thousand Bloom Mum in North America (which showcases more than 1,100 perfect yellow blooms) will make its debut appearance. See a video about the Longwood-grown flower here:

(Photo and video courtesy of Longwood Gardens)

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