Friday, November 14, 2008

Coming; the true story of a chrysanthemum that survived 90 degree temperatures for weeks and three major rainstorms.


Tomorrow or soon enough will be the REVEAL of the first chrysanthemum. She will share her heroine's journey with us said, Princess Haiku. Has there been a flower in your life that bloomed at the last minute? Do share.

I am off to the arcane store said Princess Haiku and suddenly she was gone.

11 comments:

sting said...

love your pictures in your blog... wished I could take more pictures and put them up in my posts :-)

I once had a rose plant which wouldn't bear any flowers for the entire year (I think it's the warm weather we have) but a few days before my birthday, I saw a bud and it bloomed on my birthday...

april said...

Oh, I think, crysanthemum are tough. They can do with a bit of cold. And most flowers are still beautiful when not fresh any more ;-)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I don't dig up my tulips at the end of the summer... this week has them poking their heads out. Now I am debating digging them up or letting them go

Bellezza said...

It makes me think of The Little Prince and his Rose.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I have the kind of anticipation we get around spring here. I can't wait to see this flower.

red dirt mule said...

your lovely chrysanthemums - indeed they are luck filled: cared by the tenderness of hands; soaked by the tears of a mourning heart.

i expect your flowers to show us traits and emotions unlike any other. reminding me of the lovely film Like Water for Chocolate.

Late blooming flowers? Indeed, count me in .... though i'm still in the bud forming stages. but the stalk is strong. The leaves seek the sun ... and enough tears have been shed to nourish its roots. I see a new resolve to survive everyday.

Will let you know when this flower blooms, finally.

much love, princess
xxx
rdm

goatman said...

None the worst for wear it seems, the mum. (Now I'm writing like David Milch, ugh)
I don't remember it being reported that hot in the past on the coast. Is this unusual?
We had a partially blooming forsythia before frost. I think it was because I reduced it down with the hedge trimmer.
Arcane store . . . ? Oh yeah, you are in SF.

Squirrel said...

yes they are pretty tough here too--

I had a rosebud open and bloom nicely in my yard yesterday, --the latest I've ever seen a rose bloom (and look fab) in NY was Dec 11th a few years ago--

Squirrel said...

We are getting lots of rain and fog here, thinking of you. Will write soon.

Stephen said...

Dear Friend, The poetry of the flower is in all seasons as is the light of the moon. There are times when the blooms are dorment as there are times when we can not see the moon. Waning now perhaps, yet I miss you as I miss Moon. You know this more than words can tell. As ever be well Dear Friend and As ever be well.

Cergie said...

Chrysanthemum would not resist being frozen, even only one night ; it's the same from heart, which prefers to be too hot and alive than too cold and dead...