Thursday, September 15, 2011

First Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum morifolium cultivar

(kris-AN-the-mum) (mor-ee-FOH-lee-um)

Here is a picture of the first Chrysanthemum we bought for the season. I thought the color was wonderfully autumn like. The grower has 1000’s of them getting ready to go but this and a white flowered one were the only two that were showing color. I had to push my way past the Poinsettias to get to the mums. That wasn’t as bad as the nursery that had their full Christmas display out when I visited last week. Seeing that was a bit stomach churning because we need to have a big fall at work. As a side note many of the mums from last year lived and are getting ready to bloom in the borer. They have gotten huge and should be putting on a nice “free” show.

Today we have a storm related cleanup to do in Pound Ridge. A large Oak tree feel over into someone’s pond and has to be removed. Since it is still connected to the stump it will be a little tricky and a friend with a backhoe is coming to help drag it back onto land so we can cut it up and dispose of it. All in all the gardens fared pretty well with the hurricane so I am not complaining about this tree. It seems it is nature’s way of cleaning out the forest and I am sure on closer examination there will be some fault proven with the big Oak.

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