Thursday, August 29, 2013
Mums the word
I pulled them out after a couple of days (hey, I was hoping for a spontaneous remission, but, alas, no).
Last year I overdid it on new mum purchases. I must have bought 25 mums. Every color imaginable. I was in mum heaven.
For a while.
Then the deer discovered them and overnight whole plants would be stripped of blossoms. I couldn't net that many plants, so lost most of the blooms.
Then 75% of them did not return this year. Only 6 (2 red, 2 rust, 1 lavender, 1 white) are budding out right now. They are securely netted.
I wasn't going to buy ANY plants this year, let alone mums. However. Here were those 3 large planter pots in front of the deck where the cukes had been. Empty. Barren.
*sigh* So I succumbed and bought 3 mums to fill them with color.
Don't they look nice?
And they are gonna STAY that way, trust me, because right after taking this pic I put back up the netting that had been protecting the cukes from deer. Ah well....
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