Chrysanthemums are more than just a symbol of autumn

National Oct 27, 2014

Chrysanthemums are more than just a symbol of autumn

by Linda Lombardi

When Americans think of flowers and Japan, they think of cherry blossoms. But to the Japanese, there is a flower for every time of year, and right now, it is the "kiku" (chrysanthemum), celebrated in festivals, shows and home displays. Like the cherry blossom, the chrysanthemum ...

National Nov 27, 2013

Versailles to show chrysanthemums grown in Shinjuku Gyoen garden

The Palace of Versailles in France will put chrysanthemums grown in Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden on display next fall, the administrative bodies of both facilities said Tuesday. The chrysanthemums were grown using a traditional technique in which hundreds of flowers bloom on a single ...