Ah.......those beautiful wonderful mums!
Don't we all simply adore how they bring us
much needed garden beauty and colour -
inside and out?
They come in scarlet, pink, rust, yellow, purple....
beautiful, hardy and much loved.
(Kinda like women, well not the purple bit, but the beautiful, hardy and much loved part.)
But did you know they really DO come back for us
year after year if you just leave them in pots and put them
under a porch or in your garage?
You must remember that come spring when the world
is coming back to life they will look very very dead.
You will think they are dead if you have never saved them,
you will be absolutely certain of this and want to toss them, trust me.
And sometimes they really ARE dead.....but you won't know unless you
I put mine on the other side of the house once frost scare is over
in early spring
because they're so ugly and stickly and dead looking.
But I promise, if you water, feed and love them and they will return!
When the summer is coming on full force your will see the
leaves on them begin to grow - just waiting for Autumn to thrill you!
Most all summer it will be just a nice looking
growing dark green house plant kinda thing-
but no longer such an eye-sore and
that's when they get to come back
and play with my other potted beauties!
If you plant them in the ground in the fall
they eventually really can become huge bushes.
(But remember they take awhile to come back to life.)
Or, like me, if you keep them in huge pots
they will eventually just be wonderful
huge mums again.
They kinda grow as big as the pot will let them.
So, after the season when your mum is done
giving you pleasure with its awesome beauty
remember to NOT throw it away.
SAVE THOSE MUMS UNTIL NEXT YEAR!
See how nicely they come back to share their beautiful selves?????
This little tidbit brought to you by the
Born Again Mums at Finch Rest.
As always, thank you for your visit!