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Your guide to Chesaeake Country's freshest produce and more!

Calling the Shots

Crossettes, Chrysanthemums and Cakes light up the Chesapeake

Peony
A spherical burst without a tail

Chrysanthemum
Like the peony but with a trail of sparks on its way up to bursting

 
Willow
Similar to chrysanthemums but lasting longer with a dome effect that looks like a weeping ­willow tree

 
Palm
Looks like a palm tree with fewer large tendrils instead of smaller streaks
Diadem
Looks like a peony or chrysanthemum with a ­cluster of static stars in the center

 
Crossette
The signature crisscross effect is caused by several large stars in the same shell that break into ­smaller stars
Multi-break Shells
Large shells with smaller shells inside that scatter across the sky after the initial burst
Salute
The loudest. With a quick flash, salutes create more sound than visual effect

 
Mine
This ground firework shot from a mortar can ­contain stars or shells

 
            Roman Candle
Large stars combine in irregular patterns and intervals that create a crisscross shape
Cake
A cluster of tubes linked for an aerial effect that can have over 1,000 shots

The coloring agents and wavelength of each color: