Chrysanthemums – Melville Avenue

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A planter full of chrysanthemums outside a house on Melville Avenue.

From Wikipedia:

“Chrysanthemums entered American horticulture in 1798 when Colonel John Stevens imported a cultivated variety known as ‘Dark Purple’ from England. The introduction was part of an effort to grow attractions within Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The chrysanthemum was recognized as the official flower of the city of Chicago by Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1966.

The chrysanthemums is the official flower of the city of Salinas, California.

The Chrysanthemum Throne is the name given to the position of Japanese Emperor.

In Imperial Japan, small arms were required to be stamped with the Imperial Chrysanthemum, as they were considered the personal property of the Emperor.

Tutankhamen was buried with floral collars of chrysanthemums.”


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