Coral Reef Chrysanthemum (c) 2011 Patty Hankins
Last fall I photographed some Coral Reef Chrysanthemums – and absolutely fell in love with these wonderful flowers. Coral Reef Chrysanthemums are amazing to see – full of textures and colors. Like most spider mums, Coral Reef has many long narrow petals that curve at the end. In the center are shorter curlier petals. And then there are the colors of the Coral Reef Chrysanthemum – amazing shades of yellow, orange and red.
Chrysanthemums have been cultivated for centuries. It was used as an herb in China as early as the 15th century B.C. By the 8th century A.D, it had arrived in Japan where the emperor eventually adopted chrysanthemums as his official seal. In recent times, many wonderful types of chrysanthemums have been developed. The U.S. National Chrysanthemum Society has classified thirteen forms of chrysanthemums. Spider mums are probably my favorite form of chrysanthemums.
In additional to being an amazing decorative flower, some very practical uses of chrysanthemums have evolved. In Asia, chrysanthemums are used in making tea and as salad greens. Certain varieties can be used to created insecticides that are less toxic to mammals and birds than many synthetic pesticides. They have also been found to reduce indoor air pollution. Medicinally chrysanthemums are supposed to help treat everything from high blood pressure to bacterial infections.
Until March 31, 2011, SAVE 20% off the regular prices for Coral Reef Chrysanthemum. The photograph is available through my website in two sizes of gallery-wrapped canvases.
Save $ 30 on the 18X12″ Canvas – regular price $ 147 – March Photo of the Month Price – $ 117.00
Save $ $ 110 on the 30X20″ Canvas – regular price $ 547 – March Photo of the Month Price – $ 437.00
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