As we head into mid-September, all my thoughts turn to fall flowers! I love the rich, vibrant, glorious colors! Reminds me of an autumn sunset over Shem Creek. Some of my favorite fall flowers are -
Chrysanthemum comes from the Greek words “chrysos” meaning gold and “anthemon” meaning flower. The first commercial production of mums began in the late 1940′s as florists began utilizing the flowers in corsages. Mums can be very easy to work with, and fall pumpkins make fun accessories for mums. Have you ever hollowed out a pumpkin and used it as a vessel for your flowers? Pumpkin’s make great containers and we will be using them at a wedding in October where we are going to add floating candles and flowers! But, that’s a different post for the future. Stay tuned!
Chrysanthemums are to the fall what tulips are to the spring. With their many colors, and various forms, mums have provided happiness for thousands of years. There are a wide variety of mums. Some classifications include spider mums (flower petals long and tubular, with hooked ends), football mums (fancy mums with incurving petals), and pompon mums (small, stiff, almost globular flowers). Flower colors include white, yellow, orange, bronze, red, purple and pink. Stop by today and pick up some of these long lasting flowers! They are sure to brighten your day!