go and catch a falling star
What’s beautiful now? Kiku! What’s kiku you ask? It is the Japanese word for chrysanthemum, but it is also the name of a horticultural artform similar to bonsai, kind of. Where bonsai is small, kiku is large. Where bonsai is minimalist, kiku is maximalist. Each floral sculpture starts as one wee stem that is then pruned and prodded to take on complex forms over 11 months. And then they go on display for less than a month during Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. And then we start all over again. Kiku opens Saturday and runs through October 27.
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Photos by NYBG photographer Ivo M. Vermeulen.
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