Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The cooler weather and the warmer colors that are starting to emerge outside are
putting me in the mood for Fall.
Now I'm not one to hurry time along, if there is anything
I've learned, is that time goes by way to fast.

I've been on the hunt for things outside

that can be brought in for the coming season.
I know Michael's does a big business, but I've found for me,
I can do just as well scouring my backyard and the neighborhood alleys.

My space is small, I have to be careful not to over do.
One thing I can not live without come Fall...
...lots of mums!

My sister and I headed out this past Saturday to my favorite local nursery,Vest.
It is a family business and they grow everything
in their own greenhouses.
I took along my camera, I knew there would be lots of
dramatic Fall colors
when we got to the Mum houses.

What a surprise I had!
Oh, there were rows and rows of mums, but no color.
Mrs. Vest, owner and operator told me that the mums were about three weeks later
due to the extreme heat we experienced over the Summer.

We purchased Nine and vowed to go back for more
in a few weeks.
I planted three in the backyard and the other six will find homes in pots on the front porch.

As we were leaving, we got a glance of coming attractions. Three or four houses of
Christmas Poinsettias, and that was only what we could see.

Can't wait for that picture.

Happy gardening to all.


  1. I guess they could not rush the mums either! But they'll be blooming in no time! Have a great day!

  2. Oh my goodness! That nursery looks like Heaven on Earth. I could just get lost in a place like that, especially when it comes to actually picking out the "perfect" plant to take home - I have to pick them all up and look at them from every angle before I decide. Can't wait to see yours blooming!

  3. I bought mums weeks ago with little green buds. They're just now showing what color those buds will be. I want you and your sister to show your separate digs for fall! Please.

  4. Nursery is a good place to hangout indeed. Can't wait to see what's happening in your garden in fall. By the way, thanks for stopping by at my blog. You asked about mooncake. I don't fancy mooncake much actually, i eat bcoz it is Mooncake Festival (also called Mid-Autumn Festival), haha--> it is really bad for someone who has high glucose and cholesterol level like me!
    Happy Gardening.
    P/S: I've never failed to read your blog once updated, i didn't comment much bcoz my english is no good.


  5. I have two yellow mums planted last year in my front door pots. I have to get out and find some more at my favorite local nursery.


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