Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mums the Word

Chrysanthemum: Star Prize

Just because we're at mid-Autumn doesn't mean the Paideia flower shows will be letting up. We'll just be featuring a different line of beauties. And this time we're celebrating the Queen of Fall, the Golden Flower, the lovely Chrysanthemum.

The Descanso Gardens up in La Canada Flintridge were holding the 79th annual show of the local chapter of the National Chrysanthemum Society. As you can expect, nearly eight decades of showing have created a community that grows some amazing mums!!!

The variety of chrysanthemum types were well represented. Whether you like anemones or decoratives, pompons or quills, all categories were represented with glorious displays.

Chrysanthemum: Kermit

I don't often make my way up to the Descanso Gardens, requiring a five freeway trip from my place down in the South Bay. But this show was well worth the time and effort.

That's enough chatter from me. I'll be mum and let these mums do the talking. ;-)

Chrysanthemum: Royal Flush

Chrysanthemum: Yellow Arcadia

Chrysanthemum: Moonbeam

Chrysanthemum: Alabama

Chrysanthemum: Thelma

And here are some vids:

A look at the Descanso Gardens

Some more displays of chrysanthemum

Scott Joplin's ragtime piece, "The Chrysanthemum"


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