Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Mums in Vermont

The mum season is fully upon us.  Pumpkins and gourds are making their appearances and we have been selling "hardy" mums for a couple of weeks.  I view these plants as living bouquets.  They will be pretty for at least three weeks, cost far less than a bouquet, and certainly brighten things up.

Several customers have told me that their mums over-wintered, and this may be a trend with global warming, but typically here in zone 4 they are a one-shot deal.  I took these photos a few weeks ago and then had a camera melt-down,  so I will be posting updated photos soon.

Mums make a very long lasting cut flower as well.

'Peach Fusion'

Last year we had requests from two weddings and one college for white mums. We didn't have nearly enough. This year I am growing three varieties of white mums, all are lovely, and there are very few customers looking for white mums!



'Granata Red'

'Miranda Orange'


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