Flower power

I love autumn, but this one’s grey, cool and clammy so far. The leaves are starting to turn, but in faded tones compared to the vibrant colours we usually see.

I decided the house and yard needed a pick-me-up. Things look dingy. So, while out buying stamps, I picked up a lovely lavender mum. Brought it home, tucked it into an old planter. Watered it well and carried it outside.

It’s now situated beside one of our arbor vitae at the foot of the steps leading to the front door: a nice little dash of colour against the fading greenery. Maybe after Thanksgiving weekend I’ll transplant it into the garden and mulch it well against the winter. They say it’s hardy. We’ll see!

3 Responses to “Flower power”

  1. sm Says:

    I love this weather — we still have veggies in the garden and the grass in the fields is bouncing back from the usual drought conditions like never before.

    We’ve had sky shows: the world’s biggest rainbow (just the ends) two nights ago.

    We’ll have those fall colors yet!

  2. Barbara Says:

    What is the variety? I can find out if it is hardy.

    Plus, if you want winter hardy mums you know who to contact . . .

  3. Sneadwoman Says:

    I have planted my beloved snapdragons too late in the season here in sunny Florida. My patio actually doesn’t get much sun (thought that is relative depending on where you live and what “much sun” is to you) and I wonder if I have wasted a $10 spot at Home Depot….sigh

    But I can tell you I feel the same way about fighting gloom. There is something that just shouldn’t be and a patio devoid of flowers is one of them!