Located just north of Interstate 80 and south of Omaha’s historic Old Market at 100 Bancroft Street, Lauritzen Gardens is a year-round attraction. Each year the botanical center hosts its Fall Chrysanthemum Show. This year the event runs from Saturday, October 1 through Friday, November 18, 2016 and the gardens are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
“Experience a fascinating fabrication of flowers at the garden’s annual fall chrysanthemum show. Bold mums combine with vibrant colors, rich fabrics, diverse textures and other exotic design elements- representative of the storied Japanese culture.”
The name “chrysanthemum” is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower). They are divided into two groups, garden hardy (perennials) and exhibition chrysanthemums. ‘Mums’, as they are commonly known, start blooming in the fall.
A large incurve exhibition chrysanthemum at last year’s show.
A sea of pink garden mums at last years’s Fall Chrysanthemum Show.
According to The Language of Flowers by Margaret Pickston, Chrysanthemums have the following meanings: 1) Red – I Love. 2) Yellow – Slighted Love. 3) White – Truth.
Have you seen the Lauritzen Garden’s Fall Chrysanthemum Show? Which mums are your favorite? Do you have any growing tips to share?