Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sunday Stroll - Parade of Mums














12 comments:

linda said...

aisling, what beautiful mums you grow! I want some but they burn up here...there must be some, those pinks are gorgeous.

oh, btw, I am strolling...come visit!

Nan said...

Beautiful, beautiful! It looks like the mums are planted in the ground? Do you buy them in pots and then plant them? In the fall or in the spring? I didn't buy any this fall, but when I do, I just keep them in their pots.

Aisling said...

Linda and Nan,

Thank you both! The mums sure add a lot of color to the garden in the fall.

Nan, I buy them in pots and plant them, making sure that I find myms that are hardy to my zone. I have so many varieties now and some new ones have sprung up from seeds. I haven't bought a new one yet this year, but hope to if I find a few minutes to shop for one! :)

Aisling said...

PS, Nan - I plant them in the fall. Sometimes they sit in pots on my porch first, sometimes they go straight into the ground. :)

Joyce said...

Aisling, like you I buy them in pots to decorate the porch, and then plant them. I've got them all throught the garden now, though only in gold and rust. I must branch out, color-wise!

City Mouse said...

Zowee! Those mums are unbelievable! They're gorgeous. I can usually get them to last a month or so, but that's usually about it. So pretty!

Aisling said...

City Mouse, Do you put them in the ground? These are cold hardy to zone 4b or 5 (I'm kind of on the line.) Thanks for the nice comment. I really enjoy them!

Barbarapc said...

The Costco muffintop mums certainly make a statement - but I appreciate the beauty of the flowers when they look more like your plants! Very pretty.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your mums are beautiful! I didn't plant any this season and I'm missing that lovely fall color now. They don't usually overwinter very well here so I have to treat them as annuals.

I enjoyed going back and looking at your previous Sunday strolls.

Marnie

Aisling said...

Barbara, Thank you. I haven't ever bought the great big "over the top" pots of mums... mostly because I'm always looking for mums that are hardy here.

Marnie, I live in a cold zone too (4b/5) but do well with hardy mums. I have to go back to your blog and see what region you live in that is too cold for mums. I would have almost nothing going on in the garden right now without mums.

Thank you both for visiting! :)

linda said...

dear aisling, I have passed an award on to you and you may come at claim it anytime, if you like awards :)

xoxo

Mandie said...

I love mums. The are sooo pretty.