Saturday, October 24, 2009

mum season

It's about that time of year again. The Korean chrysanthemums up at the Conservatory Garden (105th and 5th Ave.) are in bloom for the next couple weeks and you should be sure to check them out. Not at all like the "pin cushion" mums we find at the local florists, Korean mums are perhaps more of an old fashioned mum but just the same they are true perennials and fabulous. They can tolerate a cut or two during the summer, pre-August I'd say, to become nice and bushy and still put out their strong late October bloom. This pic is from last year because I keep forgetting to take my camera and get some shots on my way home from the office. But soon enough. Great fall color beginning to appear in the park, and yes, this years Korean mums once again the glorious fall show in the north end of Central Park. Take a walk and you'll be glad you did.

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