Monday, 17 September 2012

Chrysanthemums

My mother back in England used to call them "chrysanths" but here in Canada they're called "mums".... which I always find rather a weird name.... but I love the colours. These beauties are on display at the nursery just around the corner near my house.
I came home with two pots of dark red ones. I just couldn't resist their happy faces.

15 comments:

Beverly said...

Those are lovely. I guess fall is in the air. It's still quite warm here in Florida.

madretz said...

my very first job was working in a greenhouse potting mums. I hated mums for years because of it but they've grown on me again and now I think they're very pretty, especially when they are fully bloomed. Such a happy flower!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

We call them "Mums" here too....These are really gorgeous! I douldn't resist either, my dear...!

THIS IS MY FOURTH TRY WITH THE WORD VERIFICATION!!!! AAARRRGGGHHHH!

Rock Chef said...

My mum loves these and has them scattered in the jungle that she calls a garden.

A few years ago my wife bought a deep red one - but the following year it flowered orange (which she hates), so it was rapidly dug up again...

Red Rose. said...

So many beauties with colorful chrysanthemums! They put smile on my face.The air must be heavy with their scent!
Green Tomato,Tomoko.

Suldog said...

My favorite is when they're advertised as "Hardy Mums". Does that mean there are "Weak As Watered Down Milk Mums"?

Anns Art said...

I call them chrysanths too, but I have seen them advertised as 'Pot Mums'. These are beauties and yes they are happy flowers.

Craver Vii said...

Your mum calls them Chrysanths? Well then on this side of the pond, peoples' mums should be called...

Oh, that's not going to work at all, is it?

Hilary said...

They're lovely flowers.. even if they do signify the end of summer.

Barb said...

They're so dependable when everything else has decided to stop blooming. Lovely colors in your shots. 13eriales

Dave said...

These Chrysanthemums are wonderful colours Shammickite - Dave

EG CameraGirl said...

They make a beautiful display.

Wendy said...

Just love "mums". Yours are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog. No, I don't seem to be at the computer much these days. Too nice outside. Once the cold weather starts, I'll be thinking of posting once again.
Take care and enjoy the fall.

Ginnie said...

On Saturday Astrid came home with enough mums to fill the balcony planet. THIS is the time of year for them! I love them, too!

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Mine that I planted last year are massively large, but the flowers haven't come out yet. I can't wait. Their blooms remind me of Fall.