Question: after sixteen years, why are the blossoms on these old chrysanthemums so small?
wee mum flowers are on lower right of picture
My stylist this morning said that the roots after all these years probably have worn out. The Walmart flower seller guy said that genetically, maybe the flowers are just not supposed to bloom after a certain undefined number of years. So with those expert witnesses to testify on my behalf, the mums will be dug up, discarded, and and replanted with fresh pots of mums.
Sadly, I must wait at least two weeks until shipments of new mums arrive at the local stores. Home Depot is my usual supplier.
On a happier note, new hostas have found their places this morning in the wildflower garden, although they really should be banned from living with the wildflowers. Let's just say the wildflower garden is becoming more civilized with the hostas growing alongside the columbines and penstemon and daisies.
Lots of rain has kept us indoors a bit more the last few days, so I've caught up on Last Tango in Halifax (my new favorite PBS series), Endeavour (another PBS series) and reruns of Midsomer Murders. John Nettles of Midsomer fame is my new best male friend. Cannot forget Poirot, either.
Wishing you a big, beautiful bowl of ruby red cherries. Hope your July ends on a high note!
And if you know why those flowering mums have become so small, please leave me a comment.