Thursday, November 7, 2013

The flower of Autumn ~

Is there any other flower that says Autumn like Chrysanthemum's?
Just seeing one makes you think of cool, crisp weather, falling leaves, the change of seasons...Thanksgiving, and football games.

I am a relative new-comer to mums, just recently I have fallen under their spell. Up to now I just thought of them as something rather common and really not worth growing, but last year I attended the Chrysanthemum Show at the local arboretum and purchased some rooted cuttings. They were remarkably easy to grow, so beautiful and interesting and I see now how they could become very addictive.

I love the vibrant colors and the shapes. These are all relatively common sorts but lovely non-the-less. I love the way these opulent colors seem to blend together in the vase. Next spring I definitely will try some of the more exotic the spider and spoon shapes.

 I think that I have a whole new obsession.

for any of you that are interested in growing these wonderful flowers you might be interested in this article: Ten Favorite Mums Varieties for Cutting

How about you...have you fallen under the spell of something new.


  1. Your blooms are gorgeous!
    In the silver teapot they look very elegant and I think of mums as fairly common flowers but here they look exquisite!
    Your garden must be breathtaking in it's beauty.

  2. The flowers are gorgeous! I love how you have them displayed.

  3. Your flowers are so pretty and they look so wonderful in your silver teapot. I don;t have any, but after seeing yours I think I will grow some to compliment my garden. Thanks you so much for sharing.

  4. Your silver just sparkles with your chrysanthemums. Gorgeous as always!

  5. So pretty, love chrysanthemums always remind me of fall!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comment, I'm now following you and also with blogloven.

  6. And what a lovely obsession you have fallen into....your mums are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave your lovely message. It is appreciated. Trust all is well. Kind regards. Hugs, Gayle.

  7. I'm loving my visit here... :)
    White mums are my favorite flower. Fairy promise and stock (especially yellow) come in close.


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