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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Longwood’s Chrysanthemum Festival

Submitted by on November 10, 2014 – 8:16 amNo Comment
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pennsylvania_longwood_mumThe Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, showcases the Asian tradition of cultivating chrysanthemums into artistic shapes — all on view through November 23, 2014.

Inside the four-acre Conservatory are more than 80,000 chrysanthemum blooms that have been nurtured and trained into a variety of forms, including shields, spirals, cascades, balls and a 10-foot tall yellow chandelier.

Centerpiece is the Thousand Bloom Mum, featuring more than 1,500 perfectly arranged flowers (see this video):

(Video plus photo of Irregular Incurve Mum ‘Hagororo’ courtesy of Longwood Gardens)

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