Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Fantasy Chrysanthemums

As promised in the chrysanthemum blog in October, I just wanted to share some pictures of a few of my ‘Fantasy Chrysanthemums’ that are just coming into blissful bloom.  They have been on my ‘exquisite flower growing list’ for three or four years now. They are so beautiful they make my stomach go all soft and satisfied when I look at them.  They are also the perfect flower for November to reflect 'the month of fireworks'.  

This is the only flower I grow indoors for a bit of self-indulgence. I leave them in pots outside from late spring and through the summer, taking a few new fresh cuttings each year, then bring them into the house in October and let them do their thang! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

In the serious business of competitive showing of ‘Fantasy Chrysanthemums’, apparently the shape of the central floret at the top of the bloom is very important and is judged to be either saucer shaped or the shape of a traditional bamboo whisk used for mixing matcha green tea in Japan.

And then just a little fun with a bright light and shadows ... like a natural wall stencil.


  1. They're lovely! And your photography skills are amaze-balls too!

  2. Thanks Claire you saucy devil, I kept getting closer and closer with the zoom and each time the flowers looked more and more gorgeous until I had to stop myself and say, "Move away from the camera!"