Thumb of 2014-10-28/gg5/131e94@gg5 submitted this image in the Annuals category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

gg5 added a caption:Volunteer Park Conservatory chrysanthemum
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Nov 12, 2014 9:39 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Never have seen mums with this combo coloring. Most unusual!...and thanks for sharing this with us Hurray!
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Nov 12, 2014 10:29 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Thank you Bev (what a winner you are!) Rolling my eyes. These were so amazing in person - each one is dinner plate size!! I tip my hat to you.
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Nov 12, 2014 10:32 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Have I ever mentioned to you, Greg, that my grandfather was a chrysanthemum grower in Milpitas, CA?
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Nov 12, 2014 10:35 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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You did and I totally forgot that!!! I posted several of these when I took them (can't even remember when that was, sometime in 2013 autumn) and you posted at that time about it (then in person we saw a few of them growing and you said it reminded you of him!! Thumbs up
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Nov 12, 2014 10:36 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Boy, do I ever repeat myself??? Just hit me next time I get like that again...
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Nov 12, 2014 10:38 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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haha I need the reminders!! It seems so fascinating to visit a chrysanthemum farm!!! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
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Nov 12, 2014 10:40 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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I am glad you repeated it .... I did not know that. What a gorgeous shot, Greg and how neat to know about your Granddad, Bev.
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Nov 12, 2014 10:41 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Thank you Marilyn!
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Nov 13, 2014 11:59 AM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Well I never knew that Bev! Where in Milpitas and when? I lived right on the border of Milpitas & San Jose almost all my life.

Love this shot Greg!! Lovey dubby
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Nov 13, 2014 12:21 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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I was not exactly sure if this was a mum or a dahlia when I was judging. I actually leaned more towards dahlia. But it does not matter! It was in my top three.

I have an EXTENSIVE mum collection, over 80 varieties! But I MUST get this one!!! Do you know the name?
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Nov 13, 2014 12:48 PM CST
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I went to Greg's profile, clicked on his images and checked under Chrysanthemum in the drop down menu but there was nothing listed for it! You must at least add it to the generic mum listing Greg if you don't know the cultivar name! Chrysanthemum
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Nov 13, 2014 2:06 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Calif_Sue said:Well I never knew that Bev! Where in Milpitas and when? I lived right on the border of Milpitas & San Jose almost all my life.


Sue, Farm was there as early as 1957 and closed/sold in 1978.
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Nov 13, 2014 2:33 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Sue and Jennifer that is nice thank you!! These were some amazing mums that are at our local conservatory...I just joined this autumn, and they've been closed for renovation - reopens in December, so I will get the cultivar name then...I have wanted that info! And I thought that I had added it under Chrysanthemum guess I was waiting for cultivar Shrug! or spaced it (very likely!) I had never seen anything like these mums - they do look like dahlias!! (not the leaves though) and they smell like mums! Thumbs up
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Nov 13, 2014 7:59 PM CST
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Add it anyway to the generic entry and if you find out the name, it's easy to move it! nodding
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