At the moment is an element 2 of our go to to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina, with Teresa Watkins.
Birdhouses within the gardens
Vegetable gardens with the fireplace of fall foliage behind them
Big, stunning, yellow chrysanthemums with Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) foliage behind them starting to paint up
Chrysanthemums are extremely variable. This easy daisy kind reveals off the dramatic coloring of the petals superbly.
There’s a fascinating mixture of colours on this mum. Usually we consider mums as simply the usual, barely boring, cushion mums bought all over the place potted for a fall show, however they’re one of many oldest cultivated flowers, with an extremely lengthy historical past of breeding and show in Asia. Many types can develop enormous, intricate blooms which can be something however widespread.
To show the large, uncommon flowers of those spider-form chrysanthemums to their highest potential, every plant is rigorously pruned, every stem is staked, and most of the flower buds are eliminated so the flowers that do develop develop giant and ideal.
These pure white mums provide such a recent coloration in opposition to the ruddy colours of fall.
This kind known as incurve, with every petal rolling in to make a virtually spherical bloom.
Slim, rolled petals give this mum an ethereal, uncommon look.