Our kiku display is gone for another year, but hints and reminders remain. We’ll be patiently waiting, if not twiddling our thumbs, for next year’s encounter. —MN
There’s no doubt that New Yorkers love kiku. Thousands of you came to the Bronx this past fall to see these elegant, Japanese-style chrysanthemums during Fall Flowers of Japan. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that these very same flowers bring joy to the residents of Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
The Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi also hosts an amazing spring flower and fancy bird show. It seems flowers truly are a universal language.
Kiku portrait. Fall Flowers of Japan. (Taken with Instagram at New York Botanical Garden)
Where clouds of leaves and frost-covered flowers vie in wondrous splendor.
Our chrysanthemums were covered in mist, not frost.