Fluttering Flowers
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Regular readers of this blog know that your Road Trips Gardener considers butterflies as fluttering flowers (of course, they’re privileged visitors to gardens as well).
There are all sorts of places to see butterflies. Some botanical …

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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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