Around Town

Kiku at the NY Botanical Garden

Conservatory

Conservatory

For the past few years, the NY Botanical Garden has hosted a Japanese Chrysanthemums exhibit. Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden is held in the Conservatory, which is filled with chrysanthemums of all sizes from diminutive flowers to big, showy blooms that are wired to keep them from falling off their thin stems.

I read somewhere that this might be the last year the show is being held for now so I finally made it up there before it closed.

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

There were so many varieties and in so many colors on display, though most seemed to be in shades of yellow, white and purple. There were a lot in red and oranges too, and they remind me of the cooler weather outside, a very vivid reminder that autumn is here. Personally, I think I prefer the smaller flowers than the larger ones.