Teleflora shares that to the Japanese, the chrysanthemum is a symbol of the sun and its orderly unfolding of petals represents perfection. Confucius once suggested they be used as an object of meditation. It’s said that a single petal of this celebrated flower placed at the bottom of a wine glass will encourage a long and healthy life.
For me, the chrysanthemum is a warrior plant that fends off the eventual grays and browns of November. Hurray for chrysanthemums!
places to pay in and pray in,
where nature may heal and
give strength to body and soul alike.”