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Sep 27 2013

Chrysanthemum Autumns Flower

Chrysanthemum Autumn’s Flower

I know Autumn is on the way when my chrysanthemums begin to bloom. Autumn’s Flowers arrive and help us welcome the change of seasons with beautiful colors of amber, yellow purple and reds.

Chrysanthemum poem

I wrapped a potted mum for our lovely neighbor across the street. She always shares her baked goods and hubby is tickled by her generosity and so is his belly. A strip of burlap frayed at the edges and a touch of organza ribbon glued with a dot of hot glue make a lovely presentation.

burlap and ribbon wrapped planter

A quick walk around our yard and you can see our Chrysanthemums ( mums)  are showing plenty of color in the garden. It was an overcast day yesterday. But I managed to get a few quick snaps put into this collage. :-)

Chrysanthemum collageA while back I shared a fun way to decorate the front porch by putting mums in a pair of old boots. I always enjoy using unique planters.unusual planter pots

This lovely mix of Roses and chrysanthemums make a beautiful accent to this pretty Autumn table setting.

Roses and chrysanthemums centerpiece(source)

A basket filled with rust and purple chrysanthemums makes a bold statement on this table too.

basket filled with chrysanthemums(source)

This lovely display from Mooseys Country Garden just screams Autumn

autumn gardenHeavenly blooms used beautiful mums throughout this gorgeous centerpiece

fall tablescape

 Look at this stunning display of Autumn colors from Central Park in New York

chrysanthemums in central park in central park(source)

Katherine’s tid bits-most chrysanthemums  also called “mums” originated in east Asia and were brought to Europe and then made their way to America

Mums the word my friends, do you have chrysanthemums in your garden?

 

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  1. KizzyDoll

    So beautiful, I do love flowers. I hope you have a great weekend xx

    1. Katherines Corner

      I love their variety of colors. They truly are my sign that Autumn is coming. xo

  2. Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    What beautiful colours. Have a great weekend!

    1. Katherines Corner

      I’m really loving the rusty colored ones this year :-)

  3. Heather @ new house, new home, new life

    Nothing says autumn to me like mums!! Love that rust and purple combination – never thought THAT would work, but it does.

    1. Katherines Corner

      me too! xo

  4. Anne Payne

    I usually have some but not this year. They’re so gorgeous, though and quite hardy!

    1. Katherines Corner

      If we lived closer I would share I have so many :-)

  5. Janine Huldie

    No real mums here, but still your are gorgeous and still can’t believe it is almost October. Fall is definitely here. Thanks for sharing Katie and have a great weekend now!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Time flies my friend. It hasn’t fully arrived here yet. Weatherman says 80’s next week… but I know it is on the way xoxo

  6. Claudia

    Yes.. the mums are blooming! Love the idea of putting the burlap around the pot. This will be wonderful to use as centerpieces and then I can give them as gifts!

    1. Katherines Corner

      My neighbor loved her burlap wrapped gift :-)

  7. Debbie @ Deliciously Inspired

    Great idea of prettying up a pot of flowers to take to someone and gorgeous pictures.

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you sweet Debbie, big hugs!

  8. Beth

    My birth month flower! Thank you so much for making me smile!

    1. Katherines Corner

      my pleasure and your comment makes me smile :-)

  9. Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

    I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party I hope you’ll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you Jennifer I’m on my way

  10. Ms. A

    When I think of mums, I think of homecoming football games. I don’t have any in my yard, but they sure are pretty.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Glad to know I sparked a happy thought my friend.

  11. Stephanie Ziajka (@StephanieZiajka)

    I do! They add such a nice rustic touch to any garden… plus, they’re relatively easy to maintain! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante

    1. Katherines Corner

      They are a wonderful hardy flower they can even tolerate the drops in temperatures here too. Hugs

  12. Gail thomas

    Love the burlap around the pot of mums! In my home and my staging for events, I wrap a lot with burlap in fall and early spring as well! It’s earthiness is lovely :)
    Your pictures were delightful to enjoy this morning with my cup of Chai tea! I found Cinderella pumkins used as planters in Country Garden magazine, wrapped with grapevine and stuffed with mums, vines and such.. My weekend project!
    I sure enjoy your site, hope your back is all better!
    Gail

    1. Katherines Corner

      I love the earthiness of the burlap too Gail. Thank you so much for asking about my back, it is improving a little bit every day. Your kind compliment is just what I need this morning, thank you for your bloggy friendship. xo

  13. Rosey

    These do all make me think happily of Fall. My in-laws come with us to the pumpkin patch each year and my MIL always gets her flowers. :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      We used to take our grandchildren to the pumpkin patch every year but as they got older our daughter and son inlaw take them now. I miss it. I used to buy them pumpkins and pick up mums for our porch xo

  14. debbie@Deliciously Inspired

    I used your burlap and ribbon idea today – so cute. Thanks for another great idea.

    1. Katherines Corner

      that makes me smile HUGE!

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