Friday, October 24, 2008

The Spirit of the chrysanthemum on a perfect Fall day, said Princess Haiku


Tomorrow I will be going to my first Chrysanthemum Festival and I hope to return with a zillion gorgeous photos.

“They’re the most beautiful flower you can imagine,” said Irv Baker, president of the Chrysanthemum Society of Marin, which produces the juried flower show. “There are roughly between 3,500 and 4,000 cultivars and you can do anything you want with them.” The Chrysanthemum Society has been holding a flower show since 1954. Baker said it has become so popular, growers come from as far away as Sacramento, Stockton, even Los Angeles, to display their blooms. This year there should be more than 150 plants to view. Expect to see more than 150 stellar mums on display, including chrysanthemums trained into bonsai shapes, like miniature trees.

The Chrysanthemum Show will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Druid Hall, Grant and Reichert Streets in downtown Novato. Admission is free. For more information, call Irv Baker at 892-9650.

See you there!

9 comments:

Art and Poetry said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. The flowers sound very nice I have never seen any trained into bonsai that must be really sometheing!

Nick

mystic rose said...

Its good to read you again Princess Haiku :). I would love to hear you perform on the Artely Wilkins flute. A flower show must be awesome and wonderfully refreshing to the spirit. I have never been to one. Perhaps next spring.

Princess Haiku said...

Hi Mystic,
I am going to learn how to record on my new coolpix 5100 camera which I'm in love with and learning to use. There are times when I wish I was more techy and less of a poet. Eventually, I'll post some duets played with my music teacher and me. Duets are delightful because they are a "conversation" between two players.

Princess Haiku said...

Thanks for visiting, Nick.. I am always happy to discover a new artist.

Art and Poetry said...

I know that chrysanthemums don't grow into bonsais but I thought that you trained and shaped them to look like a small trees.

all the best

Nick

Princess Haiku said...

Nick,
I saw a little chrysanthemum tree at the Marin Chrysanthemum Show so you are right. It would be wonderful to have one.

lotusgreen said...

i'm so excited for you! can't wait to see your pictures. you're right--the weather's perfect this weekend.

Anna said...

Princess - I enjoyed your photos on your subsequent post very much. And I especially like the picture you included on this post. A tapestry? Painting?

Anna said...

Princess - I enjoyed your photos on your subsequent post very much. And I especially like the picture you included on this post. A tapestry? Painting?