Sunday, May 13, 2012


Chrysanthemums in cottage garden planting
Last Friday when I was at the plant market there were thousands of Chrysanthemums for sale, many of which end up being planted in the garden as they are very hardy and undemanding perennials. While most of the ones sold are either yellow or white, I think the pink, maroon or golden brown coloured ones are easier to accommodate in a planting scheme. The pink one pictured above is hiding the bare legs of a rose bush while the maroon is matched with blue Easter daisies and silver foliage plants. All they need for maintenance is for the spent flowers to be cut off and to be dug up every few years and divided when they become too crowded.

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