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Mums flower photos-Chrysanthemum time

Mums are taking over the show. It's late summer, flowers are fading day by day, leaving the scene for the beautiful fall flowers: the Asteraceae.
Garden hardy mums produce an abundance of small, showy blooms of various forms. Daisy-like, pompoms or button chrysanthemums, they all withstand wind and rain till the winter frost comes.

While in many parts of the world, the flower symbolism associated with the white chrysanthemum is abundance, wealth, cheerfulness, optimism, truth, in some countries of Europe like France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Croatia, Romania, white chrysanthemums are symbolic of death and are used mainly for funerals or on graves.
White mums-macro photography
Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC and were brought to Europe in the 17th century.
White mums-chrysanthemum photos
Chrysanthemums are and always were the topic in hundreds of poems, songs and other literary genres, worldwide.

4 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Just beautiful.
Costas

Kimberly said...

Maia, your first photo is captivating! Love it!

Kimberly Gauthier said...

Mums are such a happy flower.

leavesnbloom said...

Those are lovely little mums there Maia. None of the asters in my garden are in flower yet and the nearest I have to chrsyants in the garden are feverfew flowers and shasta daisies.

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