With a chill in the air, it’s the season for hardy mums to decorate inside and out.
Mums, or chrysanthemums, are members of the daisy family and a long standing highlight of fall gardens, walkways and homes. Blooming between September and mid-October, they last for weeks and they are plentiful, filling planters with bright colored flowers. If you are willing to wait for blooms and want them to last even longer, select plants just as they start to break bud. Hardy mums with withstand chilly evening and morning temperatures. Experts in Roche Bros. floral department can help you see what color they will become.
Alternate them in three shades along your outdoor walk, with a theme of autumn colors, in yellow and burnt orange and red. Mums are a great and impressive gift for the host of fall celebrations. Choose pinks and purples for a baby or bridal shower.