Sunday, October 25, 2009
These Emperor of China chrysanthemums had nothing but buds when the weather turned cold. I was horribly disappointed. I simply gave up hope too soon. Now after multiple frosts and a little snow, with temperatures falling into the twenties at night, these chrysanthemums are just beginning to bloom. Foliage that was green has turned a beautiful burgundy. Buds that were tight are beginning to open.
With the rest of the garden going dead and dormant, these beautiful pink flowers are a real day brightener.