Here are my Chrysanthemums blooming this month. Most of these are available from King's Mums
. Since I pinch for many blooms for the garden, I don't get the huge blooms that are in the catalog.
|Saga No Yuki is a Brush type|
|2 bouquets I'm taking to 2 houses today|
|Yellow Vesuvio was the first to bloom for me. |
|My Favorite Mum is spider variety Fleur de Lis|
|A Spider that I got from a client along time ago. |
|Wisp Of Pink is a Brush & Thistle type|
|Kotoi No Kaori, an adorable Gnome variety|
|This might be Nijin Bigo|
|Ali is a Brush & Thistle type|
Seeing them altogether, I see what colors I'm missing. I need red and purple and of course more orange. I like the big unusual flowers. I've found that you can't fund these in local nurseries. I will be ordering more Mums next Spring.
Mums very easy to grow in my garden despite my super sandy soil. In SoCal, cut them back to almost the ground after blooming(you'll see new growth popping out of the ground) and pinch through the summer and stake them. I usually put three stakes around them and bundle with tie tape. They make great cut flowers. I learned at the Mum show this year that if you pinch to make just one big bloom, the flowers will come earlier(early Nov). If you pinch for many blooms they'll come later(middle or end of Nov).