I first saw and fell in love with Chrysanthemum 'Venus' when I saw it blooming in the White Garden at the JC Raulston Arboretum. It had a beautiful relaxed form. Nothing like the rigid round potted mums you see for sale everywhere in the fall. I also liked the color, as well as the elegant simplicity of the single flower. Niche sells several of these "fall daises", so I was able to pick Venus up there. We make the hour-long trip 2-4 times a year when we visit our old stomping grounds in Chapel Hill. Niche Gardens is primarily a mail-order nursery, but is open to the public and has a very nice display garden.
Venus with Pineapple Sage, Muhlenbergia filipes, fall-blooming Cosmos,
and in the very back, next to the hay-filled wheelbarrow, Queen of Siam