Mums Sep 26, 2014 Celia ⋅ Around town ⋅ autumn, Chicago, chrysanthemums, farmers' market, flowering plants, plants, seasons ⋅ At the farmers’ market, balls of mums about to burst into color. Share this:PrintEmailTwitterFacebook Related Like 0 Thanks! You've already liked this « An old-world watchtower » Saturday night 2 Comments Harley Sep 26, 2014 @ 21:32:57 That sure is a nice picture of mums ! So very colorful and the plants look very healthy as well. Celia Sep 28, 2014 @ 07:50:15 I’m really fond of chrysanthemums, especially the traditional kind, which are grown as perennials and are often gangly tall bushes, quite unlike these specially cultivated throwaways. My grandfather used to cultivate mums, including the enormous spider mums, whose long curving petals are tendril-like. The pleasure of chrysanthemums comes partly from their being such a late-blooming flower, flourishing throughout autumn and continuing to flower until a hard frost kills them off. You can get some idea of how varied chrysanthemums can be by visiting this pinterest page (which also has pictures of dahlias): http://www.pinterest.com/sharla39/chrysanthemums-dahlias/ Enjoy!