Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pinch Me

I'm pretty negligent about pinching back the chrysanthemums in the gardens. Most of them do okay without too much pruning during the year and don't get too leggy and floppy. Not these ones! They definitely need some pinching to make them presentable at all. Next year, next year!

8 comments:

Janet said...

Join the club, I never remember to pinch them. oh wellll.....

Chicken Boys said...

The maroon ones are pretty. That's a real compliment from someone who normally thinks mums are over-rated ugly flowers.

easygardener said...

Oh the number of times I've said "next year" to myself. Perhaps I should write it down :-)

texasdaisey said...

What beautiful mums. I love that maroon color.
Debbie

VW said...

I've never grown anything that needs to be pinched frequently. It seems like too much work! And I spend half my life telling my kids to stop pinching/hitting/touching each other, so I'd better not start doing any of that. Good luck keeping up with the pinching next season.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

That sure is a pretty color!

Christina Rodrigues said...

Beautiful chrysanthemums. i love your garden!

lynn'sgarden said...

I know, that pinching chore is hit or miss with me too. The mounds get full, round and look so great when we DO remember! Though I actually let some bloom way early (Aug) for color then cut them way back and have had success with a second flush of blooms. I love this deep colored one!