Fall Glory….Mums!

One thing that I love about fall is Chrysanthemums.  I love the colors, the bloom shape, the smell, and the joy of one last shot of blooming color before the first hard frost.

Over the years I’ve transplanted many a pot of mums into my flower beds.  Sometimes they make it through the winter and sometimes they don’t.  I don’t feel like I’ve wasted money because I enjoyed them in their pots while they were in their blooming glory. 

This patch of mums lines the walkway to my screened porch.  I love coming home to these blooms!

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Here’s a close-up of the variety by the light post.

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Two more varieties:

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These pots from my front porch will be transplanted into a flower bed when their show is over.

 

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You can see patches of mums here and there in this flower bed.  I have to spray my mum with Liquid Fence because the dratted deer eat the buds.

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Here’s a close-up of one of the varieties in this flower bed. Can you see where a deer nibbled a bud?

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Mums give you a lot of bang for the buck.  This picture was taken August 15.  You can see that I have pots of yellow mums in my planters.  They were purchased at Walmart for $3.99 a pot.  I have religiously pinched off the dead blooms and they are still blooming today, October 24.  I’ll transplant them and hope to get blooms for years to come!

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My Asters are also putting on a beautiful fall show.

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The leaves around here are at their peak of color.  I’m going to drink in the beauty because the first hard frost won’t too long in coming.

3 Comments

  1. Oh, the asters are lovely, Paula, as are the mums….so how long does it take once you pinch off the dead blooms before it blooms again? I have some gorgeous mums that I want to be blooming again in two weeks. Any chance they would turn around that quickly, you think, or should I get some more???

    Suzanne

  2. WOW! Either your area is perfect for mums or you have the magic touch. Or, maybe both. They are BEAUTIFUL!!! I don’t have alot of luck with putting potted mums into the ground. They might come back one or two years but even then, they don’t look great.

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