Thursday, October 25, 2012

For mum's sake.

I think I got lucky a few years ago planting mums in the garden as soon as they were on store shelves, when fall was really just a whisper- they must have had enough time to establish roots before winter. Come spring they all came back, and bloomed by late summer through fall. I tried a few more in protected places, and still had success. Coming to Minnesota, however, I surely did not think they would over winter. I brought them mostly to assure I had them one more fall.  Little did I know we'd have the most mild winter, and come spring I would have the largest mums I've ever had. I've read about the Minnesota mums, bred to be super hardy here, but to my knowledge these babies aren't supposed to be reliably hardy.  So you never know, this may have been their last time to shine... we won't know until spring.
I know this Rusty one below is 'Hannah'

A few snapdragons crept in the shot, too.
Happy Fall!


Janneke said...

I have read your blogposts with beautiful photos . I love my own garden of course but I think you also have a lovely garden.

Diane said...

Came across your blog I think from Pinterest. I absolutely LOVE that you notced all the beautiful gardens at Disneyland! That is awesome. You inspired me to start my own blog which I just did a few days ago. It will be fun to look back over time and see all the projects I get myself into.I'd love to learn the names of more plants/flowers too, so I think my blog will help me to do that. BTW...Sea World Sand Diego has some beautiful plants/flowers as well! Keep blogging and love all your pictures.