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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

"Mums" the word ......

I'm always thinking "this lighting isn't quite right" .. too sunny or too cloudy .. colours washed out or not the right hue .. of the thousands .. and I do mean that now .. thousands of pictures I take of my little garden, only a few really make me think "That's IT !!"
So for now the not so just right leap forward because of the bizzillions of mum buds ready to burst .. and burst they will be soon !
Lots and lots and LOTS !!

A different colour for a different mood each and every one of them !
Plus they look great with the rest of the plants ?
Whether colour coordinated or not .. they are HERE !

Pinky doesn't mind sharing either ... takes some of the stress off him ?

Even the colour of the foliage seems to vary with what colour the actual mum flower will be.
A mix of two colours in one pot intrigued me when I bought them in the summer .. seemed perfect ?
So next it will be the Aster's turn to shine .. soon ...
Mean while back at the ranch ... sleeping smile face was resting on a large piece of driftwood ....
Totally unsuspecting of the creepy crawly that was winding his way down to see what all the commotion was about when camera lady ran screaming about some web and scary things happening to her ?

25 comments:

Gail said...

The mums are beautiful and what a show they will make...Did I miss when you put them in? I have so many wild asters and such little sun that mums never get into the garden...just in containers. Pinky is gorgeous....The spider just stopped by to remind you that Halloween is coming soon! gail

Lynn said...

I love garden spiders I think they are so pretty. They sure take care of your bugs... I always usually have one in the fall... Have a great week!!!

Barbee' said...

Spiders have invaded our house. There are webs everywhere. I just tell people we decorated for Halloween early.

tina said...

Love the mums and so it seems so does the itsy bitsy spider.... Be brave Joy, they are our friends:)

Linda Lunda said...

In Swedish Mums meens the same as Yummie!!!
And that is a prefect word for this post! Mmmm YUMMIE!
Linda

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello Gail girl ! It was about mid summer and I was having a hard time finding the dark coloured mums I love .. so these ones had to do !
Hey mums in containers is a perfect solution for that problem : )
I really don't mind the spiders .. but I hate walking into a BIG web ? LOL ;-)

Lynn girl ! how are you : )YES ... the spiders definately take care of lots of nasty bugs .. I am grateful for that ! : )
Have a great weekend too girl !

Barbee girl : ) Now you are thinking on your feet ! That is a perfect solution to the whole situation .. HALLOWEEN !!!!!

Tina .. thank you and I really do admire the spiders work in my garden they do a great job .. I have rescued a few honey bees though so I am not sure what those spiders think of me ? LOL
It is the walking into the web thing I HATE ! LOL

Linda ! I had no idea about that! I love it : ) So now my garden is full of Yummies : ) LOL

Frances said...

Hi Joy, you must have the perfect conditions for those mums, they are so full of promise! I guffawed at you running inside screaming. Sorry I should be more sympathetic but it just seems funny, I was still thinking about sleeping smiley on the driftwood. :-)
Frances

our friend Ben said...

I love everything about mums, Joy! The gorgeous form and foliage, the way the foliage smells, the beautiful buds and flowers... Guess it's time I run out and get a couple for the autumn harvest front door display! Thanks for the tantalizing preview!

Carrie said...

gorgeous, you're going to have a colour explosion!! Can't wait.
Plus I have named you as an awardee on my blog, passed on from a friend at allotofveg. You're a great read Joy! Check it out xxx

Meredith/Great Stems said...

Those mums are going to be truly spectacular -- I can't wait to see the show! And I love that garden spider, but then I'm partial to them. Everytime I post a picture of one, though, the comments start coming, with lots of words to the effect of "Eek!" Gardeners are funny people.

perennialgardener said...

Look at all those potential blooms, that is going to be gorgeous riot of color! My Pinky grew quite a bit this season but no blooms. :( I'm thinking it might be getting a bit too much shade in the corner where I planted it. Might need to move it this fall to a better location.

Mary Delle said...

You do have a crop of mums. Bet they will be beautiful when they bloom. Your spider looks busy on his/her web. I do enjoy spiders, but know they are scary to some. Enjoy your garden.

Yvonne at Country Gardener said...

Hmmm, your mums look great. Gets me thinking that maybe I should stop treating the ones in containers as annuals. I'm a spider fan too - in the garden, not the house. I do move them from the house into the garden. LOL.

Cheers, Yvonne

Grace Peterson said...

Joy~~ I love your color echoes, especially the pinks, of course! The pink mum buds with the sedum and 'Pinky Winky' pure genius, Joy!

Sunita said...

Did that last photo have somethingto do with your much-awaited Halloween?
I love the 'bizillions' of mums!

BTW, there's an award waiting for you at my place. Will you come over and collect it?
http://the-urban-gardener.blogspot.com/2009/09/one-lovely-award.html

donna said...

I luv all the photos of the buds. They are every bit as interesting and pretty as the blooms will be. I have that same spider in my yard. How does he/she get back and forth between our two yards so quickly? And thanks to Linda Lunda, I am now going to refer to all my mums as Yummies.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Frances, I am amazed at these mums .. they must be on Popeye's SPINCH when propagated ! haha
I do appreciate the spiders work in the garden but when I put my head through a web .. look out !! Blind panic and eeeuuuuwww !!!
I have never found those sleeping smiley guys again .. they are my favorite .. with the gargoyles of course !

"ben" I am just like you .. everything about mums makes me smile .. the smell especially .. and they are such a part of the Autumn scene here too! Hope you find perfect ones : )

Carrie girl thank you very much ! You are a sweetie : ) I am waiting for that colour explosion too .. hope to get some good pictures of it all !

Hello Meredith ! Thank you for stopping by : ) YES ! Gardeners are very funny people in so many ways LOL Yes ! the show of mums will be wonderful .. I love the riot of colour for sure : )

Racquel I made the same mistake with Quick Fire .. too much shade so just a few blooms .. I have to move it too .. but Pinky was planted in just the right spot thankfully .. I do love him to bits .. and the mums will be amazing too : )

Hello there Mary .. yes this year's crop of mums is a big one .. they certainly got taller than I expected .. and I pinched back a LOT .. spiders .. as long as they don't want any hugs from me .. are fine ! haha

Yvonne girl : ) thanks for stopping by ! You have so many beautiful plantings in your little piece of heaven , but maybe a few mums in the ground would be a nice touch too ? .. yes .. the spider thing .. I try to get them

Muhammad khabbab said...

I just love mums. and yours are so many and so pretty. Sadly we can grow only annuals. Still they rock in our winter garden. thanks for sharing

GardenJoy4Me said...

... Yvonne .. got cutoff in the middle of saying I try to get the spiders outdoors before the cats get to them ? LOL

Hi Grace .. Thank you so much .. I wasn't sure how it would all work out but things seem to be rolling a long very well .. for now ? : )
I love Pinky to bits !

Sunita girl : ) I can't help but describe them in the bizillions;-)
I'm a Halloween kind of gal ..OK .. over board Halloween ? LOL .. can't help myself !

Donna what a great picture you have there girl : ) Yes I think the same thing about mums all GOOD no matter what stage they are at ! And whats up with that travelling spider ? LOL .. YES to Yummies : )

Hey there MK ! Yup the "yummies" are fun to see this time of year .. along with all the other Autumn goodies .. can't wait !
I love to share so that is a pleasure : )

Darlene said...

WOW look at all of your mum buds. Those are going to be spectacular when they all burst forth!!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi there Darlene girl : )
Yup .. I'm going to be swimming in mums for a bit ? Have a good one tooooooo !!

Darlene said...

Came back by to tell you my pumpkin head guy will be out for Halloween (around Oct 1st)....don't you worry about that!!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Darlene girl I am so determined to find "him" that I will turn the house upside down doing so !! LOL

Msrobin said...

Joy, I think I am going to start a new campaign. Mismatched gardens, unite! I love flowers. I don't care what color they are, what color they are next to, I just love them all! So don't worry if your lovely mums don't coordinate with the others nearby, just enjoy!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Robin girl : ) I feel the same way about most of my garden .. I take sun requirements in mind but as for coordination ... pooh ! they all get into bed with each other ? LOL