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Pink Chrysanthemums, Exploding Flower Power

There are photos circulating on the net that were taken in Lahr, Germany at an annual Chrysanthemum Festival being held there. This event attracts 250,000 people every year who come to see thousands of chrysanthemum arrangements. These displays are similar in spirit to the floral parade floats that are shown during the annual Rose Bowl event broadcast from California.

After I received this unsolicited collection of images and was about to delete them, one of the photos caught my attention; it is a picture of a vivid pink flower with partially fluted petals. I must confess that I don’t have much experience growing Mums. Most varieties cannot over-winter in zone 5 where I garden and frost arrives here too early to allow us to enjoy a plant that can extend autumn in warmer growing zones.

However, some of my readers are partial to intensely pink plants, as I am, and I am pleased to share this photo with them.

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Flower shows are a never-to-be-missed event. The amazing beauty of flowers is a sight worth watching.

November 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergardening

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