The mums are really pretty this year. Here's a few pix of some.
the view from our front porch
taken from the side deck
wow, sorry about the size of these pictures. I resized them prior to uploading to photobucket, yet they are still HAUGE!!
Are those all your mums?!! Do they come back every year for you? Just lovely Lady Vera!
"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
Beautiful. BTW, I like the larger pictures because you can see more detail. What are the orange flowers planted amongst the yellow mums?
Also what are the purple honeysuckle looking flowers in the picture with the pink mums?
So pretty! Mums don't return reliably here, so I keep them in pots and treat more as annuals.
OMG, Vera, they are gorgeous!!! Would you do me a favor and take a couple of pictures from a bit further back so we can see the landscape better? I swear I'm coming to your house if I ever get within striking distance!!
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Very pretty--you have a great view. I can't seem to grow them but my mom used to have them come back year after year. I think that they need sun and very good drainage.This message has been edited. Last edited by: 16paws,
goodness, thanks ladies.
Muddy, yes, these are all my mums, and yes they come back every year. They are a PITA to keep cut back (too many to pinch) during the growing season, but well worth the effort at bloom time.
Still Trying - the orange flowers among the yellow mums are actually little orange daisy type mums. I don't know what they are called.
The little bluish purple plants are salvia guarantica...I have them everywhere. They are hummer magnets and will bloom until frost...come back every year too.
FFG - thank you...you are welcome at any time. I'll take you some long shots, but must warn you...drought and fall have taken it's toll so the landscaping is not that interesting...why do you think I did close-ups - LOL
thanks again girls
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Your mums sure look a WHOLE lot better than mine. And your colors are fantastic!
I lost a few this year due to the heat but still have 15. As for "pinching back"...take the hedge trimmers to them...that's what I've been doing the last couple of years.
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Vera, Thanks for those pretty mums. Mine aren't even out yet....and they sure aren't as pretty as yours.
very beautiful. thanks for sharing.
Beautiful! Those mums are gorgeous!
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Great shots. I saw lots of mums on vacation in Mo. and Ark. I didn't realize they aren't perennials there. There were sure lots of them
saw that lots of places just had them in pots!!
Just threw them away when done what a waste!!
I think it depends on the variety of mum and the winter conditions we have that particular year, silly bird. I've found that not all varieties are as hardy as the next. And if the winter is especially cold with lots of zero and sub-zero temps, they usually succumb no matter what variety. An especially hardy kind can usually make it through an average winter.
I had one nice yellow variety that was very dependable. It survived perhaps six winters before it didn't revive the following spring. Other kinds haven't made it through one full year. It's hit or miss.
So... They can be perennial. We just can't count on it.
Beautiful Vera! The color of your mums mimic the beautiful color of your Tennesseefall foliage too!
Beautiful pictures! Your mums are just gorgeous!
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can anyone tell me how to harvest seeds from the chrysanthemum?
I don;t seem able to find seeds. Just empty petals after they dry out.
Beautiful colors!!!! Love them! Does it say
"Hardy" on the labels? How do you know if they are the ones that come back every year? Lots of stores sell them now, but I really don't want annuals that will only last a few weeks. I love pretty perennials (cause I realized I'm really lazy!) You sure have a large amount to cut back! LOL
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You might not want to grow mums from seed anyway. They don't always reproduce a plant exactly like the parent one. If you want to get an exact duplicate, it's better and easier to use the cutting or division method.
Nothing in my garden did well this year. I did buy some new mums but have yet to plant them. I guess my heart isn't in to it.
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Didn't plant them?!!!~~~ The cold weather is arriving GF!
"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
Try to get them in the ground, you still have some time. We can only hope that the ground won't freeze for a while.
I don't care if they come back true to any color. I am just a hopeless seed junkie. I have to try growing things. I have a few things growing like a pomegranite tree from last years token pomegranite. two avocado trees that I will never eat an avocado from b4 I die But had to try, and some cherry seeds in my freezer I hoping to germinate. Like I said, A junkie! (if anyone has a source for raw coffee beans I'll send you a SASE. ) Just gotta try. Then there's cotton. I want to grow some cotton in my sunny window...I am too busy to attend a 12 step program....
Well, there are certainly worse hobbies... So you won't get a clone... You'll get your own special cultivar! How cool is that?!
I can't say I ever noticed the way my mums set seeds, because I never tried to save any. But I found this article for you about how to harvest seed to save.
That is a really good site.
Thanks. I am going to do the wrap the flower head.
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