Sunday, March 04, 2012

Chrysanthemums



Garden Mum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium
(kris-AN-the-mum) (mor-ee-FOH-lee-um)

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 and see.

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.




Dazzling Stacy Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Dazzling Stacy'
(kris-AN-the-mum) (mor-ee-FOH-lee-um)
Synonyms: Prophets Series, Daisy Mum, Dazzling Yostacy

4 comments:

Carletta said...

My mom has an orange mum she's had about three years.
Thos is such a beautiful color for a fall garden.
'Dazzling Stacy' was dazzling for at least a little while. :)
Lovely shots!

Modern Mom said...

These are gorgeous!

Spiny Flowers

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photos.

Regards and best wishes

Ruby said...

The second photo is lovely!