Monday, October 09, 2017

Mellow Yellow -Coral Reef


Fall colors take center stage at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s annual Fall Flower Show. This year’s show will feature hundreds of chrysanthemums, ornamental peppers, and ornamental grasses that will fill the Sunken Garden with a stunning array of red, orange, yellow, gold, green, bronze, and maroon. The tradition of the annual Fall Flower Show began in 1915 when the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory first opened.  Today, the Conservatory hosts five season annual flower shows.
The chrysanthemum flower has been known since before 5000 BC in a small yellow form. Ancient China and Japan both have tales explaining how the chrysanthemum originated. The Chinese who considered them the highest of flowers, named their royal throne after the flower.  Chrysanthemum flowers have traditionally been boiled in China to make “chrysanthemum tea,” used in folk medicine for influenza patients. In landscaping, chrysanthemums are valued for the fact that they bloom in fall.  Chrysanthemum flowers are also a favorite of florists for arrangements, due to the longevity of their blooms. Credit: Como Zoo and Conservatory site).

10 comments:

  1. Your fall bloom photo is excellent. Love the bright yellow color.

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  2. Well I learned something new.

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  3. It's very pretty Kate!

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  4. I didn't know much about this humble flower until a couple of years ago I went with a friend to annual Chrysanthemum show where prized were awarded. It certainly is a remarkable flower.

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  5. Very beautiful flowers and thanks for the info, I never knew that.

    About your comment on the Sea Scouts, they are very similar to the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. I placed a link on my blog if you are interested.

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    1. Thanks, I'll check it out.

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  6. They are so lovely to see at this time of year!

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  7. You can't go wrong with a chrysanthemums Kate ☺ How are you getting on. I hope your knee is healing well and not giving you any problems.. hugs from Perth ✨

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  8. These are a pretty example of the blooms, too. They're such a landscaping staple this time of year. I had no idea they'd been around so long.

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