Flowers in the cellar

In 2011 I grew several varieties of chrysanthemums from King’s Mums in Oregon. They were absolutely beautiful – and next year I’ll pay more attention to de-budding and have even larger (if fewer) blooms. We have a short season here so I grew the plants in large flower pots and moved them down cellar at first frost. I assumed that the plants would winter over but did not have high hopes for the flowers and the buds yet to open. As it turned out, the flowers did very well under the florescent lights. I made multiple bouquets for the office and had lots of still life material right through November.  Highly recommended!

todays drawing

Today’s chrysanthemum drawing, 10 x 15 inches, charcoal on rag paper

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