Chrysanthemum Day

They say that July 18th is Chrysanthemum Day. However, if you do a search for Chrysanthemum Day on the Internet you will see that Chrysanthemum Day is one of five ancient sacred festivals of Japan, celebrated on the 9th day of the 9th month. Since July 18th is not...

Flowers Five Years in the Making

Imagine planning an event for say a million people. I was curious about the flowers used for the 2008 Olympics. The Chinese have been working on them for the last 5 years. In 2003 a research group started planting each August to test the plants durability. An...

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