I recently drove toward Philly to spend the day at Longwood Gardens, as you may have previously read I was searching for the colors of Autumn. I knew they were having a Chrysanthemum festival but I didn't really know how interesting that would be. I expected to see lots of plants like the ones above except in different colors. Well I should have known better, Longwood Gardens is at the forefront of horticulture and plant artistry. This Chrysanthemum festival was beyond my wildest dreams. Experts have nurtured and trained these plants into amazing works of art. I had no idea Mums could look like this. The most impressive display was the largest Thousand Bloom Mum in North America which showcased more than one thousand perfect yellow blooms, I shared another picture of this amazing beauty in a previous post.
Walking through this conservatory is like being in a Fairy Tale.
The light is so dreamy
Whimsical flowers are around every corner.
The way these plants were manipulated made me want to immediately go home
and start experimenting with the mums on my porch.
It was so fascinating to hear how they meticulously maintain the plants
trimming away all the other buds so one bud can grow to a large size.
It's still hard for me to get over the variety of mums that there are.
I usually don't choose favorites but I really loved the Spidermum.
And it's the only kind of spider I will ever say that I love.
I had such a wonderful day at the gardens surrounded by God's creativity. I hope that you enjoyed the pictures I captured and they transported you to a peaceful place.
Are there any gardens for you to enjoy in the area you live?