Monday, October 14, 2013

The Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx

T he Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum exhibition is back at the New York Botanical Garden. This year's display at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory features hundreds of large chrysanthemums coaxed from a single stem and precisely arrayed in serried ranks; countless tiny chrysanthemums, shaped into bright cascades suspended from wire armatures; anemone-form chrysanthemums twisted around a piece of wood in a reinterpretation of bonsai. The kiku, (chrysanthemum’s Japanese name), is the central image in the imperial seal and the symbol of Japan’s monarchy, traditionally referred to as the chrysanthemum throne. It is the most revered flower in Japan. The exhibit continues through Oct. 27.

5 comments:

Alice said...

Beautiful . . . but
all I could think of
is that scene in Caddyshack
as he whacks off the heads of a row of "Mums" with a golf club.
Sigh . . .
these pictures we have in our heads.

Lily Hydrangea said...

these are beautifully done! thanks for sharing Noel.

Noel Y. C. said...

Thank you Alice and Lily. I haven't seen Caddyshack.

Anonymous said...

Magnificent Noel! Great to share in their beauty. JanUK

Alice said...

The scene . . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg8lSyGavc4