Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flower Hunt

I have been trying to find out how to grow Chrysanthemums, not the scrubby bushy mums that are available at every plant seller each fall but the gorgeous kind that photographers take photos of and come in your bouquet of flowers. I can't imagine Mrs Miniver arranging the bushy kind of flowers can you?

Not These,
but these,
and these,
You would think it would be fairly straight forward but I am having a very hard time. I can't find anyone on-line or in real life or in print who can tell me where to get and how to grow the pretty kinds. The Portland Chrysanthemum Society is playing hard to get but I am going to be persistent.

I just named my house Starlings and chrysanthemums will grow at Starlings.


Keira said...

Of course they must. It's a good thing that you have a lot of land--that way you can, in a very Miniver-ian way, cut back the bad stuff at Starlings.

Dare I hope you have a bonfire during Guy Fawkes' Day?

Anonymous said...

try bluestone perennials for the mums.