Monday, October 12, 2009

Colors of Autumn

I have never intentionally gone out and bought chrysanthemums to plant in the garden. They are most likely to end up there as an afterthought when I purchase them for holiday decorations and stick them in an empty spot after the blooms have faded. I typically forget about them until I notice them about to bloom in the fall and them I am so pleased when they put on their fall show so unexpectedly when other plants are winding down.

4 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I love this color Sheila. I hear what you are saying. All my mums came from Costco or somewhere else.Do you pinch your plants? stake them?

Sheila said...

Tatyana, I try to remember to pinch them, but usually not and I rarely stake anything. These ones stayed nice and bushy on their own!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I love mums this color. I use them more for decoration as well then to purposely plant them. I really should though since they are so lovely in the fall. -Jackie

CiNdEe said...

I love mums as well. I cut mine back on or before July 15th(-: They are starting to bloom now(-: