there is a beautiful exhibit at the ny botanical garden and my parents are visiting. Serendipity my dad would say.
kiku is the japanese word for chrysanthemum and there is an art of controlling the plants to produce a single large bloom, a "thousand bloom" display or a cascade of blooms. Each arrangement is made with a single plant. it is beautiful.
the courtyard of the observatory also includes a large bamboo sculpture, many japanese maples in fall colors and a lot of bonsai.