Mums the word

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall is my favorite time of the year — the different smells, rustic colors and football, of course, just brings a smile to my face.  And, since there is a little bit of fall in the air, it was time to start bringing out the wonderful decor of the season.

I've had these two brown pots on my back patio for a few years and I decided to give them a little face lift to plant my mums in there this year.

After washing them and painting them black, it was time to find the perfect mums.  Maroon is my fall color of choice, so it made sense to get maroon/burgundy mums.

The coop told me you never want to buy them fully bloomed out, so they helped me pick out three that are perfect for the front porch.  Two are in the newly refinished pots and the other one replaced the geraniums in the urn.

I should probably take time to sweep the porch now that I have planted the mums.... =)

What is your favorite color for mums?


  1. Wow! Great job! Perfect choice! My color changes each season, so right now it is yellow and white. I never buy any plants fully bloom unless I need them in a hurry! I do hope this week FLIES by for you! Have a great week!

  2. what is SO funny is that i woke up today and the first thing i thought of was,"where am i going to buy my Mums this year?!". HA! and you just answered that question! They are my fall favorite! So pretty. So, you go them at the Co-op?? I need to send mom down there!

  3. Oh Joy these are gorgeous!!! You've inspired me!

  4. those are so pretty! I would say any color that I could keep alive! haha... I don't have a green thumb, I have a toxic thumb... :o)

  5. Oh I don't have just one favorite color of mums, I love them ALL. I love color so any color is fine with me. They are very pretty and I have some in my yard as well.

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  6. These are gorgeous! I am also in the South {Alabama} and mums have got to be one of my favorite things about fall! You have inspired me to go buy some this weekend! :) I found you over at Darby's blog and I am your newest follower and I am so excited to be meeting another Southern blogger! :) Have a fabulous weekend!
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