The Chrysanthemum Garden
Visit the gardens of the chrysanthemum. It is a garden that remains green throughout the spring and summer, and it blazes into bloom when most other plants have declined for the season. It is the chrysanthemums that bring color to our lives during the final season before winter arrives. We plant numerous varieties in this garden to test their vigor, resilience, and vitality along with producing the best flowers with the most brilliant colors in the harsh winters of the north. They will brighten the season with many alluring shades such as yellow, gold, orange, lavender, purple, burgundy, and white among many others. Some will survive while others may cease, but it is all in the nature of the test gardens. We learn, enjoy, and share in the marvelous uncertainty of the many selections of chrysanthemums available for our region. As with life, we learn to accept all of nature’s imperfections to enjoy our entire journey.