Chrysanthemum - pompom, quill, spider, and spoon are just a few of the fascinating forms of the chrysanthemum flower. A symbol of longevity and happiness, this regal cousin of the dahlia was the emblem imperial Japan for hundreds of years. The flowers' petal-packed heads come in various sizes and shapes, and their sturdy stems allow the sometimes heavy-headed mums to stand tall on their own.
~ Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo ~
[Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo: founders of the San Francisco based floral shop Studio Choo and authors of the book The Flower Recipe Book.]
[Quote: from the book The Flower Recipe Book.]
[Flowers: White Chrysanthemums.]
[Vase: recycled Bonne Maman jam jar.]
[Styling and photography: © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]
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