Thursday, November 8, 2018

NYBG: Kiku

No trip to NY is complete without a trip to the botanical gardens. Fall was on full display on this early November day, but the main attraction was an exhibit in one of the test greenhouses. It featured the most ornate and intricate mums I'd ever seen.
The chrysanthemum, or kiku in Japanese is a very celebrated fall plant in Japanese culture. There are many ways they train and nurture these flowers - from sculptures to bonsai trees! 
It takes the NYBG horticulturists 11 months to grow their mums in both modern and ancient styles. It was a truly beautiful fall display!


   
   
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17 thoughts on the matter:

Tom said... {Reply}

...not your average pot plant.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Wow that is a gorgeous display!

Shelbee On The Edge said... {Reply}

Tamar, these photos are beautiful! They really showcase the miracle of nature and the universe at work right before our very eyes!

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Meditations in Motion said... {Reply}

Mums are one of my favorite flowers. Beautiful pictures!

Julie | This Main Line Life said... {Reply}

Those are such great photos. I love taking close ups of flowers. Really beautiful.

Handmade in Israel said... {Reply}

Beautiful!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said... {Reply}

Beautiful flowers!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

That place is great. Love the fall flowers!

Lea said... {Reply}

Amazing! Fantastic!
Have a wonderful day!

Peabea Scribbles said... {Reply}

Mums were always a plus at the HS football game in the Fall. Such a beautiful flower and your photos of them are beautiful. :)

Ericka @ A Quiet Girl's Musings... said... {Reply}

These photos are extraordinary! I will have to put the NYBG on my to-see list for the next time I'm there.

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Such beautiful photos. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

krishna said... {Reply}

I've just found your blog.. beautiful pictures

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rebecca haegele said... {Reply}

Love seeing flowers this time of year. I love the details too.

Claire Justine said... {Reply}

Beautiful photos Tamar, you got some stunning shots here :) Thanks for sharing at the weekend link up.

Mother of 3 said... {Reply}

Oh wow! Those are some really pretty varieties.

Ida said... {Reply}

Gorgeous. Love mums.