Friday, November 20, 2015


Mums are everywhere this time of year.  Mostly the tidy, rounded type are the ones you see en masse at nurseries, temporary roadside stands, and even at the grocery stores.  However, at the Arboretum we have a beautiful display of old-fashioned mums growing by the front entrance to the Ag Center.  These mums are usually hardier than the potted ones for sale now.   They also form a looser flowering structure and they tend to spread gradually over time.  These pictured are Chrysanthemum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink'.

 For an interesting article on Old-Fashioned Mums vs. Potted Mums CLICK HERE

Looking for some old-fashioned mums?  Be sure to come to the Arboretum's Plant Sale next May 14th.  We usually have several varieties available and it will be the perfect planting time for them.