I have decided to join the blogging craze. I am looking forward to taking a moment to find out a little more about the plants I have been photographing. I hope to explore all aspects of plants, flowers, trees and other garden related topics. Sorry about having to watermark the photos but there are a lot of people using them without permission.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Garden Mum Chrysanthemum x morifolium
There seems to be time here
to sneak in a couple more chrysanthemums before spring. The garden forecast is
looking good for next week. After doing some preliminary inspections at
client’s houses there really doesn’t seem to be much winter damage. The early
snowstorm raised havoc but the weather has been good enough that we were able
to clean everything up. Spring is sure to show some things or hidden damage so
I am ready for that.
This orange mum was kind of
mid season replacement two autumns ago and it lived over the winter. We only
pinched them back twice during the season so it developed a nice sprawly shape.
It was a nice contrast with the perfectly shaped new seasonal mums. I am
expecting good over wintering rates on last years mums but will have to wait
Since Sunday here is the
bonus snapshot. This mum stood out above all the others colorwise. The color is
only partially rendered here. It is truly spectacular. We had a few in containers
that are now heeled in the compost pile. I am not too hopeful because 'Dazzling
Stacy' truly looks like a non hardy garden belle.