Friday, October 23, 2009

Mums the Word

Hey gang I got the housework all done and cleaned
today. Yeah, it is raining straight down ;-)
The leaves are falling with it and there is now showers of
yellow leaves falling in the back yard. The rain will bring
down what was left of the pretty leaves and only the old
brown oak leaves will remain, and remain, and remain.
They just last and blow around forever.

Since it is time to Flaunt those Flowers I thought
I would share some of the Mums that are around the
yard. I hope you all are not tired of pictures of Mums yet.
I have saw such pretty ones on blogs over the last few weeks,
and some were flat out gorgeous. I for one never get tired
of seeing beautiful flowers. In fact I would say I never met
a flower I didn't like but that would be an error, there are
one or two. Paper Whites forced indoors.Sorry I hate the
smell of them indoors and although I like some of the
newer Marigolds I cannot tolerate the fragrance of them.
They are suppose to be good for keeping pests from
gardens though.

These pictures were taken this week when the sun
decided to pay us a visit and we did get a little warm up.

The blooms were loaded with this green metallic looking
bees or bugs of some kind. I do not remember seeing them
before but they have a pretty color to them.

This Mum was one of the ones that were grown
from seed a year ago.

They were even on this Becky Shasta Daisy bloom. They
sure were busy little things that day. Maybe they were
storing up.

This is another one grown from seed.

I could not help but snap a picture of this Mourning
Dove with all of the color for its backdrop.

Today is Fertilizer Friday so join us with the hostess
Tootsie over at Tootsie Time and Flaunt Those Flowers!

Happy Gardening Everyone and
Have A Great Weekend!


Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I don't tire of looking at mums either. They are all so different and such pretty colors.
I guess we could just say at the beginning of our posts "house is clean" or "house is dirty" and all know what type of weather that blogger has :)

Teresa said...

How can anyone get tired of mums? I hate when they end because that means winter is arriving. The photo of the dove and the beautifulleaves is just great!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I'm having a tough time deciding whether to drool over your photography or your beautiful blooms...they're both wonderful...thanks for the gorgeous eye candy!!!

CiNdEe said...

Beautiful mums. I think we have some of the same ones(-: Next SPring I am going to cut all mine and poke them everywhere! I did that with a few last Summer and those are blooming now too! I love them and it adds so much at this time of the year!!!

Jim Groble said...

Great pics, great blog

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Lona, your mums are drop dead gorgeous! You have so many varieties. I looked at every picture and couldn't decide which one was the prettiest. Thank you and you have a great weekend!

Tootsie said... one could ever tire of seeing your beautiful mums!!! what glorious color! From seed hey...hmmm....maybe this old toots will have to order some seeds this year and try them out!
thanks for linking in...I always love seeing your show!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I've never grown mums from seed before. I'll have to try that sometime.

Green thumb said...

Hi Lona, the Mums are gorgeous! Mine are still a month away!

Darla said...

Your mums are gorgeous. I grow paperwhites ouside because of the smell. I call marigolds 'stinky marigolds' although I still plant them. I love the photo of the mums with the pumpkin.

Balisha said...

Ohhhh what pretty colors! I love those mums...and you have so many different varieties. I found your bee...I think...

Go look at it and see if it's the same. Anyway...they are interesting insects.I've never seen them before either. Have a nice weekend.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Catherine: LOL, That is a terrific idea.

Teresa: Thank you and you have a great weekend!

Blended Hearts: You are welcome and thanks bunches.Thanks for dropping by.

Cindee: Hey girl I forgot all about trying to root them. Although I do not have great success with that. Love the wicked witch in the wheelborrow ;-)

Jim: Hi there and thanks for dropping by.

Tatyana: You and the chick magnets have a good weekend to ;-)

Tootsie: Hey girl you know you can grow them from seed if anyone can.I say go for it, hee.

Robin: I will try anything once and got lucky with them.
Have a great weekend!

Green Thumb: Now that is not right, mine will be gone just as yours are blooming ;-) Have a great weekend!

Darla: I love the looks of the vanilla marigolds or white ones. I might even try them despite the smell ;-)

Balisha: Hey girl that is the one. I would have never in a million years associated them as a form of Sweat Bee.The ones I am use to are tiny black varmints that sting me when I am busy outdoors.Pesky things ;-) Thanks for the identification.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Lona~~ Mums are such a nice way to cope with fall with its dropping temps and shorter days. I'm favoring the pink one [of course] but I also really like the red!

Bernideen said...

These photos are so refreshing- love your garden!

lynn'sgarden said...

Omigod, Lona, I'm ga-ga over that last photo of the dove! Absolutely perfect! I love mums with the daisy-like centers, too! And I never knew you could start them from seeds!

sarada said...

Awesome pictures!!! I love fall and beautiful mums..

Autumn Belle said...

Your chrysanthemums are gorgeous and there are many colours to enjoy. The golden trees are truly awesome. Wow!

Glimmer said...

Your mums are beautiful! I have to admit I am shocked. I must have been suffering from mum prejudice and didn't even know. Also, cannot believe you grew them from seed. I have been wandering in mum ignorance my whole life and did not know. Revelation! The ones on top look like my dearly departed zinnias.

BTW, this signature says Glimmer but I'm also Calann of My Secretive Gardening on Blotanical. I am figuring out this navigating around thing.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Such beautiful mums! That dark one with the pumpkin is my favourite! And the dove photo with that backdrop....lovely!

Kiki said...

Awww,I LOVE that little mourning lovely you captured that..beautiful!! AWesome pictures throughout your post..gorgeous colors ..I love mums..they are just so charming and sweet! Beautiful photos! Great post!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Grace: Thanks. Hey girl, I would have never guess that the pink was your favorite.LOL. I like it the best too.

Bernideen: Thanks and I am so glad your dropped by.

Lynn: I lucked out growing a few from seed ;-) I am not the best seed starter. I really need to get some more going.

Sara: Thanks and so glad you dropped by.

Autumn Belle: The yellows behind the house were so pretty this Fall. Now they are ugly and on the ground ;-)

Calann: I wish I had luck with zinnias. I am crazy for them and cleome but have little luck with them.I am still trying to find my way around Blotanical after a year.;-) Thanks for dropping by.

Kanak: Thanks a bunch. I only wish I had all of the pretty tropical's you had.

Kiki: Thanks for dropping by and we will be seeing you around.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

I've been enjoying several of your posts just now...I'm sorry I haven't stopped by lately! You have had some gorgeous blooms, and some very lovely fall foliage shots. Now with the rain knocking most of the leaves off and turning them brown, it's time to think about springtime again!