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Create Miniature Pumpkin Garlands at Home

November 12, 2009
Behind the large autumn cornucopia at the Peirce-du Pont House are three miniature pumpkin garlands decorating the porch. We made these garlands to look like a single strand of pumpkins, but if you look closely, you may notice that each pumpkin has been separately (and carefully!) hung on a wire circling the post.
The Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum (known in Japan as Ozukuri) refers to a technique, originating in China and expanding to Japan several hundred years ago, for growing an extremely large Chrysanthemum, with a goal of producing the maximum number of flowers possible on a single plant.

Seven Stunning Salvia in the Conservatory

November 2, 2009
This time of year everyone is talking about the stunning chrysanthemums in the Conservatory--but I would like to point out the beauty of a different, incredible, autumn-blooming plant! The genus Salvia represents the largest group of plants in the Lamiaceae family.
Autumn is in full swing at Longwood—and from now until November 2, we have a huge variety of pumpkins, gourds and squash on display in the Idea Garden and in front of the Peirce-du Pont House.

Fruit & Floral FANTASTIC!

September 10, 2009
The results are in and the Fruit & Floral Weekend (September 5-7, 2009) was a raving success!