Chrysanthemums have been out of fashion for a while - associated too much with the supermarket (even dyed blue & covered in glitter - horrid!), the Garage forecourt or perhaps sad associations with funeral arrangements.
My Father grew them when I was a child & that green, leafy smell brings back memories of hot afternoons tying stems to stakes in an instant. I thought they were a bit of a faff to grow to be honest (MUCH preferring the bright Dahlias) & largely ignored them.
Until now. I forecast a change is in the air...
I've experimented with Chryanthemums in recent years on a small scale & beginning to appreciate their qualities.
In the meantime, enjoy these beauties from expert growers in Lincolnshire. They've been included in my bouquet deliveries & chocolate shop posies in recent weeks. Stunning hey?
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.