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Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums were cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. An ancient Chinese city was named Ju-Xian, meaning "chrysanthemum city". The plant is particularly significant during the Double Ninth Festival. The flower was introduced into Japan probably in the 8th century AD, and the Emperor adopted the flower as his official seal. There is a "Festival of Happiness" in Japan that celebrates the flower.

The flower was brought to Europe in the 17th century. Linnaeus named it from the Greek word chrysous, "golden"(the colour of the original flowers), and -anthemon, meaning flower.

This is a photo from my garden; my father loves flowers and he has many species :). The chrysanthemum just bloomed here. In Romania, and in my family the chrysanthemum is a sign that fall has come:)
I hope you enjoy



white chrysanthemum
catching in one's eye
nary a speck of dust

Basho

Comments 16

  • Alexandra Baltog 21/10/2008 20:25

    +++

    Cheers,
    Alex
  • Fons van Swaal 17/10/2008 0:16

    Very nice exposed , good crop...;-)
    Greetings.....Fons
  • Inez Correia Marques 07/10/2008 13:31

    THANKS FOR THE INFO .SO INTERESTING.. BUT YOUR PHOTO.. AH .. THAT IS ANOTHER STORY!!
    BEAUTIFUL
  • Deryck 04/10/2008 17:02

    I find the documentary quite fascinating. I never knew these flowers orinated in China. It is a fantastic picture of this beautiful flower. Great work,
    Deryck
  • Saska S. 04/10/2008 14:10

    Beautiful motive, great presentation.
    Regards, S.
  • iacob ion 04/10/2008 12:14

    Frumos efect al florii care pare ca se dizolva in lumina!Textul elaborat si eleganta prezentarii completeaza fericit o fotografie de colectie!Felicitari!
  • Anca Silvia B. 03/10/2008 20:47

    O lumina minunata inconjoara floarea aceasta frumoasa,Dana.
    Cu drag,Anca
  • Comy 03/10/2008 13:32

    yes... it's nice pic...
  • Antonella Scimone 03/10/2008 9:36

    I like it!!
  • Alexandru Valentin Iedu 03/10/2008 8:36

    SO ADORABLE FLOWER ... LOVELY LIGHT MODE AND PRESENTATION ... ALSO EXPLANATION IS VERY GOOD PRESENTED.
    Foarte fain :)


    Multe salutari,
    Alex
  • Lucian. Rosu 03/10/2008 8:06

    That's sooo beautiful, maybe cause of your father hands. Thanks for the history lesson :), it's good to know.
    Good work.

    Gee ce inghesuiala. :) la comentarii.

    Numai bine,
    Lucian R.
  • Simona B. 03/10/2008 0:03

    :))) Diferenta de 3 minute intre mine si Ilido Fernandes. Dar eu sunt invingatoarea!!!! :))))
  • Adele Oliver 03/10/2008 0:01

    Yes, and here is your photo - and it is lovely! Thank you for the explanations - I love to learn. I wonder if it can still be used as a herb. I grow very small Chrysanthemums - white, purple, wine-red. They last for months.
    cheers, Adele
  • Simona B. 03/10/2008 0:01

    :)))
    OK...!!!!
    Imi place tot.
    BW bine compus. ISO perfect. Focus de nota 10
    Si tot de nota 10 si felicitarile mele...pentru descrierea "Frumoasei tale" crizanteme.
  • Ilidio Fernandes 02/10/2008 23:59

    So beautiful , great presentation.
    Best wishes