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Mum’s the Word…

“Kiku in the Japanese Garden” opens today at The New York Botanical Garden and we can’t wait to catch a glimpse of the beautiful cascades, cones and columns of brilliantly hued chrysanthemums.  For the past two years, the Conservatory Courtyards have been transformed into a setting that evokes the gardens of Kyoto including undulating masses of ferns and perennials and the exquisitely handcrafted pavilions which showcase these amazing floral sculptures of kiku (Japanese for chrysanthemum).

"Driving Rain" Display at The New York Botanical Garden

"Driving Rain" Display at The New York Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden experts work up to 11 months to grow, train and shape the kiku on display, and sadly, this is the last year these beautiful plants will be shown in this setting.  Luckily, we have found other mums to celebrate fall’s fleeting beauty!

Liora Manne - Mum Rug

Liora Manne - Mum Rug

Caspari - Chrysanthemums Napkin

Caspari - Chrysanthemums Napkin

Red Ruby Rose - Pink Mum Clutch

Red Ruby Rose - Pink Mum Clutch

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Martha Stewart - Chrysanthemum Cupcake

Martha Stewart - Chrysanthemum Cupcake

Todd Alexander Romano - Small Chrysanthemum

Todd Alexander Romano - Small Chrysanthemum

The exhibit runs from October 17 through November 15.  For more information and tickets, visit The New York Botanical Garden their popular blog Plant Talk.

Photos from The New York Botanical Garden, Liora Manne, Caspari, Red Ruby Rose, NYBG Store, Martha Stewart and Elle Decor

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3 Comments

  • Reply Jenn Lee October 17, 2009 at 11:30 am

    How I wish I was in NY those weeks.
    Chrysanthemums are one of my favorite flowers – just so full of cheer! Great images, and that clutch, I have been eyeing her designs for quite some time now 🙂

    Great post. Will be back often.
    Come drop by mine 🙂
    Jenn

    • Reply carolyn October 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm

      Will do! Thanks for stopping by… Carolyn

  • Reply Japanese Kimonos February 10, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Awesome post! You have a great blog, absolutely the best Ive read so far. I will be looking forward to your next entry. Thanks again.

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