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!


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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