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Friday, September 9, 2011

Chrysanthemums Autumns Official Flower

 In the United States the Chrysanthemum is autumns official flower as it is featured growing in gardens, containers and many people decorate with the chrysanthemum by adding the flower to centerpieces, focal lawn displays and to harvest wreaths.  This autumn choose a chrysanthemum flower that will compliment your home and garden and celebrate the season with the beautiful blooms in a variety of colors;white, cream, yellow, gold, bronze, red, burgundy, pink, purple and mauve .

Image Credit: Wikipedia Creative Commons 

 Chrysanthemum can be grown as an annual or a perennial.  If you want to plant the mum in your yard and garden then select hardy mum's or garden mums.  Florist mums are not grown to be planted in the ground they are more for seasonal decorations.  

If you look at the florist mum and the hardy mum they appear the same, with exception that the hardy or garden mum is a higher quality mum and will look fuller and stronger.  When in doubt ask the nursery salesperson.

Grow chrysanthemums by planting them in the ground as they are herbaceous perennials for USDA zone 4 to 10. If you plant chrysanthemum flowers they will return every year and brighten your garden with with stunning autumn hued flowers.

View this video for inexpensive decorating ideas and pop up your home this autumn with Chrysanthemums. 


Nancycarol said...

When I still was able to garden I had Chrysanthemums that came back year after year, all along the planter by my patio. I loved their colors and hardiness. I love this story, and the beauty of the photos and video.

Sgolis said...

Nancy if you get a hardy mum from a nursery I would think that you could grow it indoors under a grow light or next to a window with southern exposure. Now if the sun gets too hot in the afternoon I would close your blinds a little for partial sun...don't want to burn the mum. My mom kept hardy mums indoors throughout the winter and then planted them in the spring and they were fine. I love chrysanthemums too...they really get you into the spirit of the autumn season. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

Anonymous said...

nice idea..thanks for sharing...