Today I discovered a few things about mums, Kiku if you speak Japanese, or the Chrysanthemum plant.
Traditionally, in the Japanese culture, the Kiku signifies the coming of autumn.
There are about forty different species of Chrysanthemums. As for its colors, white chrysanthemums symbolizes grief, so, if you plan on flower gift giving to a love one, then the red chrysanthemum bouquet may be a better choice – it symbolizes love and affection.
Did you know, Chrysanthemums can help purify the air naturally?
By keeping potted chrysanthemums in living and work areas, it helps purify the air – especially from the well-known carcinogen, benzene. No time to waste, I must run over to the local garden center and adopt a few plants for the home and office!
I do hope the natural grocer stocks the white chrysanthemum tea. According to one article, it said the white flowers make a delicious sweet tasting tea.
Gosh. I am grateful for the Chrysanthemum plant and Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem for the inspiration.
rejuvenate the senses
between autumn leaves
blooms bright while purifying
allures autumn home
What are your thoughts on the mum flowers? 🙂
More on Chrysanthemum Haiku:
- Chrysanthemums (Kiku) (genesmusings.com)