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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 42 1/2 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Chrysanthemums or Mums

 Autumns in Indiana you will lovely mums in many yards or business windows. Chrysanthemums are a very hearty flower that produces a bounty of blooms. These yellow mums are outside the Curves for Women where I workout.

According to Wikipedia, “Chrysanthemums, often called mums or chrysanths, are of the genus (Chrysanthemum) constituting approximately 30 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Asteraceae which is native to Asia and northeastern Europe.” In addition, “Chrysanthemums are broken into two basic groups, Garden Hardy and Exhibition. Garden hardy mums are new perennials capable of being wintered over in the ground in most northern latitudes. Exhibition varieties are not usually as sturdy. Garden hardies are defined by their ability to produce an abundance of small blooms with little if any mechanical assistance (i.e., staking) and withstanding wind and rain. Exhibition varieties on the other hand require staking, over-wintering in a relatively dry cool environment, sometimes with the addition of night lights.”
Chrysanthemums are also the birth flower for the month of November and hold the meaning, cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth, long life, joy.

this post linked to:Macro Flower Saturday

5 comments:

  1. Chrysanthemums are wonderful plants aren't they. This one looks to be in full bloom, very bright and joyful.

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  2. Beautiful information about Mums, I love mums and it brings color after the fall colors are gone. Happy weekend!

    More Mums

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  3. nice idea..thanks for sharing...

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