Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chrysanthemum "Ryan Gainey"

This plant used to reside next to the walk near the front door but it suffered from too much shade. After the debacle with the cryptomeria, I had more room and moved it here. The additional sun has helped tremendously and it is loaded with blooms and the stems are not stretching for the sun rays.





Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful! They do like their vitamin D.

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  2. It seems really happy there. Plants look sooo much better without lanky flower stems.

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  3. I know you were sorry to see that big cryptomeria go, but there is always a silver lining.

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  4. Phillip, I have Ryan Gainey and love the yellow. Your stand looks lovely. gail

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  5. Beautiful blooms. I am glad you found just the right spot for it.

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  6. Beautiful portrait Phillip. How fun to see Ryan immortalized in a flower. It is amazing to see how far reaching his roots have become over the years. I love the many multi petaled composites. I should love to have him in my garden . . . I wonder if it is hardy here.

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  7. Those are lovely blooms. It must have taken love for those plants to produce such amazing flowering. However, with the unpredictable weather those plants should be protected at all cost and one of the best way is to protect it though an instant sandbags should there strong torrential rain that can flood the your flower beds.

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