How Do They Do That?: Kengai or ‘Cascade’
Posted in Behind the Scenes, Exhibitions on October 1 2011, by Ann Rafalko
On October 5, kiku will join Fall Flowers of Japan in the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory! Don’t miss these magnificent Japanese chrysanthemums trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles. In anticipation, we’re taking an in-depth look at these fascinating flowers.
The kengai, or ‘cascade,’ display evokes wild kiku growing over a mountain cliff. The boat-shaped frame on which the kiku is trained becomes covered with hundreds of small flowers all grown from a single stem.[Not a valid template]
Previous Days in the Kiku Countdown:
Kiku Classification: Decorative, Intermediate Incurve, Pompom, and Single and Semi-Doubles
How Do They Do That?: Ozukuri or ‘Thousand Bloom’
Kiku Classification: Irregular Incurve, Reflex, and Regular Incurve