Growing on the High Plains: Chrysanthemums—Part One
Mum's the word on today's Growing on the High Plains!
Few floral friends have such an effervescent name as the one we'll discuss on today's episode: chrysanthemum. It twirls off the tongue like one of its many thin petals, perfectly placed and bursting forth. Though this herbal remedy got its start as an attractive, ancient Tylenol for Asian healers, the mum sailed to the West in the early 19th century. Since then, these colorful, textured poufs have graced countless parlours, art studios and funeral homes.