Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Chrysanthemums

Happy Thanksgiving!  
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

Evening Glow

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

Yoko Ono

Ali is a Brush & Thistle type

Tag missing

Lily Gallon

Woolman's Century
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).  

Happy Gardening!   

1 comment:

  1. Wow, April! I had no idea mums like those were out there. I love it when I can see "old" plants in a new light. Thanks for sharing.

    - Laura Bauer