Tis the season for mums.
Last spring I attended the local Chrysanthemum Society's annual sale. They have plants in 4 inch containers started by cuttings from their members. Every year I buy three or four of them. They are nice plants and are flowering now but are of the tall, show type and tend to need a watchful eye, and staking.
So I was very pleased to walk into my local Home Depot a few weeks ago and find a really nice selection of 'garden' mums in gallon containers. Less fussy than their showy sisters these will only reach 24 inches and require much less care in the garden.
I have planted them now, and they will provide some fall color but they really won't met their potential until next year when they have matured.
I guess you call this, planting for the future.
Here is bouquet of some of the chrysanthemums I already have in the garden. Not only do they add color to the fall border but are wonderful cut flowers.
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