Thursday, 17 September 2009

Mum's the word


I've been really taken aback by the behaviour of our dwarf chrysanthemums, otherwise known as mums. We bought 2 pots of pristine white ones to replace the marguerites in a beautiful glazed blue pot. The marguerites flowered valiantly all summer but were really well past their best and as my mother (also a mum!) is coming next week, I wanted to put something else in.

So we potted up the white mums and they looked just as they should for about a week and then, almost overnight, they started to turn mauve. I had no idea that flowers could behave just like leaves in autumn. You learn something new in the garden almost every day. I have no problems with this colour but I do hope they will keep looking lovely for at least the next week or so!

3 comments:

Lenna Andrews said...

they are so beautuful, Frieda. Thank you for sharing your garden! lenna

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I have never seen that happen either!

My old mums just turn dry and brown. LOL

Maybe you have a good garden faery living there!

Maggi said...

lol Maybe those mums were seeing another mum on the side! They're beautiful, I love when nature gives us little surprises like that!

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