With the crisp cool mornings and the sunny days, the colors changing everywhere, fall flowers brings in the hues that warm hearts everywhere. The gold, bronzes, and the deep maroons of fall flowers brings on images of crackling fireplaces, bomfires, pumpkin patches, Thanksgiving and so many more of the traditional icons of fall.
A dinning room table with a fall flower centerpiece will warm a room and make it inviting for all. As often times decors in a home change to match a season, fall flowers add that extra special touch. From welcoming door sprays, mantle centerpieces, and dinning room floral arrangements, Fall flowers give that touch of love unlike anything else. Now that Fall is here, check out the exciting array of Fall flowers Brant Florist has to offer you to bring that warmth into your home.
Fall mum pots are outdoors everywhere after about mid September every year.
Fall is the natural blooming period for these garden variety mum plants. The plants have a vegetative period after planting that is normally allowed to proceed until the plants are about 6 inches tall.
To produce a multi bloomed plant like this one, the grower will have pinched the main stem to allow the lateral buds to develop. Some of those are again pinched off later to yield about 3 to 5 flowers per stem.
Various colors and shades are grown each year. The most popular are the yellows, bronzes and reds. There are also some purples/pinks, creams and whites available.
Numerous flower types are planted but the cushion flower types are most prominent with some button, daisy and shasta types. All are very decorative.
Here are some popular varieties by name:
Sunny Yellow…………….classic daisy form
Miranda…………classic bronze cushion mum
Tabitha…………bright red cushion form
Regal Cheryl…..mauvey pink cushion form
Mia……………..pink lavender button form
Stacey………….purple and white daisy form
Helga………….white cushion form
Wilma…………white button mounded style
Outdoor fall mums may be planted in various ways. They are ideal as patio plants and are often used as hangers. You will see mum plants in flower beds of many types. They are good foundation plants, and look good in massed or groupings. Garden mums may be planted in the fall or the spring. But most of us will probably buy one or two in September when they suddenly appear for sale every where you look……..from flower shops, green grocers and garden centers to nurseries.