Today we went to see the thousand bloom mum at Longwood Gardens. It took over 18 months to train it into the frame and is the largest in North America with 1,167 blooms on one mum. (The largest ever was grown in Japan and had over 2,200.) The conservatory was, as always, beautiful, with stunning layers of color and bloom. There were over 20,000 chrysanthemums on display. Some were shaped as topiary; some were "shields;" others were more natural. Every color you can think of was displayed. Interestingly, there was one plant with 100 different varieties grafted on it.
(I forgot my camera; these are from my phone.)