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National Chrysanthemum Society


"Chrysanthemum" in Wikipedia


King's Mums


Descanso Gardens


The Arboretum

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (Cal State Long Beach)

Filoli Historic House & Garden (86 Canada Rd., Woodside, CA 94062)

You'll Never Be Able To Unlearn What Figs Are (by Julie R. Thomson, 08/24/2016, Huffpost)





Grow a 100-Year-Old Self-Sustainable Food Forest in Your Backyard in Just 10 Years

How to grow a forest in your backyard - Shubhendu Sharma (Ted Talk)

An engineer's vision for tiny forests, everywhere

Mums the Word by Pat Stockett Johnston clearly describes how anyone can grow large, beautiful mum flowers successfully.a


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YouTube links show Pat Stockett Johnston Videos of monthly tasks for growing mums:

Pruning an Overgrown Tomato Plant! (Garden Answer with Espoma Organic)


How To Collect and Grow From Seeds



Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association (South Seattle)

3 Useful Soil Mixes for Planters & Raised Beds

How To Make Garden Soil For Raised Beds

Do not put rocks or pottery shards at the bottom of containers


William Grimes Holding Court in All Their Petaled Glory in New York Times Oct. 10, 2013 (Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum at the Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York)


Chrysanthemum Bellarmine University


How to Grow and Care for your Chrysanthemum Plants The Garden Helper


Chrysanthemum Better Homes


Gardens: mum's the word (the guardian)


King's Mums


Abundant Earth Farms (worm castings and worm composting) Antelope Valley, California

Ronlynn Gardens Chrysanthemums (Australia)


Faribault Growers, Inc. Home of Mums of Minnesota

Greenhouse Mega Store

Chrysanthemum Tea in wikipedia

10 Health Benefits Of Chrysanthemum Tea bewell

Purchased at TS Emporium (122 W. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754)

Chrysanthemum Tea Benefits

Shungiku Edible Chrysanthemum Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Julie Day Growing Edible Chrysanthemums

How to Start a Garden - The Ultimate Guide (Jen Review)


Growing a Chrysanthemum Tree


55 Arboretums Everyone Should Put On Their Bucket List

Shoseian "Whispering Pine" Tea House (Brand Library Park)

SuihoEn, The Japanese Garden, San Fernando Water Reclamation Plant

Longwood Gardens (Pennsylvania)
New York Botanical Gardens


Descanso Chrysanthemum Society meets on the third Monday of each month. Palm Room, Los Angeles County Arboretum. 6:30 p.m. social; 7 p.m. meeting.



Turn to the left after going through the front gate. Go all the way down the ramp. We will be in one of the rooms either in the basement or in the room across the patio with all the lights on. (Just look for people.)

We teach you how to grow huge mum blooms. Programs focus on our chrysanthemum plants’ needs for the coming month.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our monthly meetings, spring plant sale, or November show.


Meaning & Symbolism of Chrysanthemums Teleflora

John Steinbeck The Chrysanthemums in wikipedia



Garden Links

Trees Have a "Heartbeat," Scientists Discover