Saturday, September 13, 2008

Out with the old and in with the mums

Chances are your summer flowers are dying back, making it a perfect time to freshen things up with some mums. These hardy plants will thrive in the ground until Thanksgiving. Just a few grouped together can really make an impact.

Tip: Avoid mixing colors unless you really have a lot of space to cover. One mistake many people make is to choose flower colors that match their house. Contrasting colors offer the most pop. The buttercream brick on my home works great with deep purple or brick red mums, whereas yellow would clash.