September 27, 2012 – Mum’s The Word

One of the most fascinating things in fall is the abundance of mums – you see them every where – almost every major store chain has them.  The mums are very festive and colorful – all shapes and sizes and most of them will fit nicely as a centerpiece.  Mums is a perennials that somehow, quite a lot of people, turned into annuals.  They will buy them from the store keep them for a couple months in the pot that came with the flower and when they wither and die, they are cast away to the landfill.

The mums in my backyard has been coming back years after years with practically no maintenance at all – a little trimming (cut the whole dead twigs down) in spring will guarantee great colorful garden in fall.

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