Kiku, the Japanese Chrysanthemum Show at the New York Botanical Garden, which ended Oct. 27 and coincided with their Haunted Halloween Parade Walk Celebrations, lives on in these photos! It’s an amazing show of Chrysanthemum Horticultural Design.
Spider Mums Line Up!
Spider Mums just in Time for Halloween!
The Fall Show Signage… Here’s a Tour of the Show!
Topiary Feats of Horticulture!
These 200 Chrysanthemum Flowers are all forced into the umbrella design and grow from One Stem!!!!!!!!
Behind are Cascading “Waterfalls” of Chrysanthemums!
This is amazing!
Dome after Dome after Dome….
These Cascades are Designed and Trained in the Greenhouse. Some of them have support for the weight and some fall naturally!
Amazing images of Floral Waterfalls!
And Topiary Tree-shaped Chrysanthemum Plants previewing Evergreen Xmas Trees!
And Chrysanthemum Bridges over the reflecting pool under the Conservatory Glass Dome! Thank you Japanese Kiku!
But on top of that, though not much can top KIKU, is an outdoor sculpture display of the 3-D translations of “The Four Sseasons,” the art of the eternally entertaining artist Arcimboldo, a 16th c. Mannerist artist commonly known to grade school art students as “The Fruit Man!,” who created portraits for his patrons using the “Surrealist” quality of juxtaposing 2 different ideas together to create “Befuddlement,” a Human Botanical Man! Perhaps Arcimboldo was the 1st Surrealist but it is due to the 20th c. Surrealists who “rediscovered” him, dusted him off and brought him into his current worldwide recognition…. This display is on through the winter at NYBG.
This is the Fall Season Man, a man made of the Fall Harvest….The “Arcimboldo Effect” is in full mode as Philip Haas creates sculpture and photographers use real fruit to interpret his work… Arcimboldo’s Effect Ripples out everywhere! Everyone loves Arcimboldo
And here come’s Winter Man! See all the Seasons at the NYBG though the winter!
And the NYBG has been having their Halloween Parade for Kids/Adults for years…. every October Saturday night, costumes parade around the garden!
Gorgeous Huge Pumpkins to crawl onto and into !
A Pumpkin Door or window so you can crawl in!
A Welcome from the NYBG Garden Ghouls and Sprites! Do they come from a Pumpkin Patch ???!
Here’s a real Pumpkin Patch I found in Southampton!
No 2000 lb. pumpkins here but what a field day of pumpkin gathering in October was had!
Say Goodbye to Halloween and fields of Orange!
and Goodbye to NYBG’s late October Garden, beautiful still before the first frost…. Saying goodbye is sad, but don’t cry because NYBG awaits the excitement of the Holiday Train Show that comes to the Conservatory Nov 15 – mid-January 2014….. All Aboard!!!!
Some Fall Chrysanthemums as a Momento until next year!