Sunday, October 25, 2009

Late Bloomers




These Emperor of China chrysanthemums had nothing but buds when the weather turned cold. I was horribly disappointed. I simply gave up hope too soon. Now after multiple frosts and a little snow, with temperatures falling into the twenties at night, these chrysanthemums are just beginning to bloom. Foliage that was green has turned a beautiful burgundy. Buds that were tight are beginning to open.



With the rest of the garden going dead and dormant, these beautiful pink flowers are a real day brightener.

4 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Becky! These mums are tough, aren't they? And yes, lovely!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

How pretty Becky! I think the turned leaves on the plants makes the pink blooms even lovelier.

azplantlady said...

So beautiful. Thankfully, the cold weather just delayed them a little...

Scott & Liz said...

Hi Becky, Guess these guys really wanted to show off.
Scott