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Wednesday's Flower

Evan’s Dream Spider Chrysanthemum

Wednesday's Story

Happy New Year!

What will your year look like?
Will you pause more to breathe and enjoy?
Will you look for moments that take your breath away?
Are you hoping to live your best year ever?!?
Let’s start if off with some fireworks, earthly ones that is, to celebrate being alive and all of the wonderful things to come.

points of interest

This chrysanthemum is a “spider” type; flower heads are fully double with long, tubular ray florets, white/blush on the interior to orchid-pink on the exterior. Often with a hook at the end, florets drape gracefully in full bloom. Leaves are aromatic and dark green. Blooms in late summer to early fall.

general care

Grow in full sun, in fertile, well-drained soil. Encourage heavier flowering and neat habit by pinching back. This is referred to as disbudding. Maximum size will only be reached if flower buds are restricted, one to a stem, by removing all but the largest terminal center bud when buds are very small.

friday’s flower fact

Spider mums are the most exotic of the Chrysanthemum family with both thin, threadlike petals and bold tubular ones.

Common Names | Evan’s Dream Spider Chrysanthemum
Botanical Name | Chrysanthemum ‘Evan’s Dream’
Family | Asteraceae
Type | Perennial
Origin | Eastern Asia hybrid
Zone | 7-9
Flower Height | 4-5’
Flower Diameter | 4-6”

photographed @

Longwood Gardens

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Varying perspectives of Wednesday’s Flower from bud to full bloom

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. They mean so much to me, and it makes me very happy to hear you are enjoying my newsletter!

  1. Thank you, Cher, for sharing your favorites for 2018! I love what you selected! Floating petals is truly a joyful addition to my life!
    You have an amazing ability to highlight each flower with your photographic skills.
    All of your blogs and quotes add beautifully as you share your passion for flowers and beauty in the world around us.
    I truly appreciate your suggestions for slowing down and taking time to be more noticing as I go through my days. And I am pleased to say, I think of you often when I see little bits of beauty as I go along my way.
    Happy New Year to you and I look forward to more of your flowers in the year to come!

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