Wordless Wednesday at Green Acres

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Fall is in the air...

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Topics: Autumn Gardening, Mums, Fall Flowers, Chrysanthemums, Container Ideas

Mum's the Word

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Sep 20, 2013 1:57:00 PM


Mum's the Word for September

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Chrysanthemums, or Mums as they are commonly called, fill the nursery tables with vivid colors this time of the year.

You know that fall is just around the corner when you walk into the nursery and see rows upon rows of Mums sitting pretty next to all of the other annuals and perennials.


Mums are native to Asian and Northeastern Europe.

Garden Mums were introduced to the United States in the late 1700’s. Mums have become a symbolic flower in many a northern California garden throughout the years. The Mum is not only the official flower for the city of Chicago, Illinois, but it is also the official flower of Salinas, California. The Mum is also the official birth flower for the month of November. It is also the flower of the 13th year wedding anniversary!


Mums at Green Acres Roseville!Giving a Chrysanthemum is symbolic in many cultures.

Here in the United States giving a Chrysanthemum plant is usually a symbol of cheerfulness and a way to tell a person that you value their friendship. Colors can denote a special meaning too!

A white mum can mean truth or wealth or optimism…a great gift to a friend who is ill.

A red or pink mum can symbolize a way of telling a friend how valuable their friendship is …or a way to say “I love you!”

A yellow or bronze mum can denote that you are a secret admirer. It is also a way to make a person smile if they’re down.



Mums as centerpiece

Mums are a member of the Sunflower family.

Plant them in an area that receives full sun and well-drained soil. Pinch back (remove spent buds) for bushier growth and stronger flowers.

Mums also make incredible centerpieces for the dining room table when company shows up. Put them in pots to help spruce up the patio!


Mums planted on patio

For this month…
Mum is definitely the word!

Add some color to your home this fall! Come see our wide selection of Chrysanthemums at any of our locations.

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Topics: Flowers, Mums, Fall Flowers, Chrysanthemums, Chicago City Flower

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