Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Autumn flowers

As far as I am concerned the perfect autumn flower is a chrysanthemum in a yellow, orange or red colour.  Or even all three of those together!

They just say autumn to me, they always have and I even go so far as to try and avoid chrysanths in these colours during the rest of the year.  I like to save them for autumn.  If there is a bunch of flowers for sale at another time of year with orange ones in I will always avoid them!  I know, I am an odd sort aren't I!

As it is autumn it is of course the perfect time for some chrysanthemums!  So I have some to share with you today.


In a jug on the windowsill.


Just a few little ones in a vase.


Looking beautiful in the sunshine.


On the way to flowering soon!

Hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as I am enjoying looking at them!

I am joining with Riitta at Floral Passions for Flower Wednesday.  Do go and see some other beautiful flowers!

Amy

70 comments:

  1. Lovely, Amy; thank you - they made me smile.

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  2. I've got chrysanthemum's in my vase at the moment too. Mick's uncle grows them on his allotment and he keeps my house filled with them at this time of year, I'm very luck. My favourite is a beautiful yellow variety called Emma Lou.

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    1. Wow, you must have some wonderful flowers to enjoy!

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  3. Stunning! Love the jug on the windowsill ♥

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  4. I totally agree - mums are better in fall colors!

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  5. Mums are a favorite of mine too, I really like the orange ones.

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  6. The nice fall colors brighten up your window.
    xx Beca

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  7. I agree, Amy! Mums are the perfect autumn bloom! Loved these cheery pics!

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  8. Beautiful, cheery flowers. Glad to see you're back posting.

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  9. I love mums! Delightful bouquet!

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  10. They are indeed a delight, bringing some stunning colour to dismal day.

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  11. I love mums! I used to grow them in the garden but they died out one winter and I always buy a pot or two of them in the fall for outdoor decor on the decks. This year I only got one as we are doing some construction outside and I just didn't have space to decorate much. Sadly, it's gone to the dump as it was spent and looking pretty bad after the cold and rain. The season is too short for them here. Yours are beautiful and I love the bouquet in the first photo. Enjoy.

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    1. I hope that you get to enjoy lots next year when you don't have work going on! It will be something to look forward to!

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  12. Your chrysanthemums are so bright and pretty Amy! It's snowing here, oh dear.. Thank you for linking at my FW. Have a nice week!

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    1. Thank you, and thank you for hosting! Hope the snow stopped and it is a warmer day today! Brr!!

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  13. just lovely . i am the same way with these colors!

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  14. Lovely flowers Amy and the good thing about chrysanthemums is they seem to last for ages. :) xx

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    1. They do last well don't they, another good thing about them!

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  15. Lovely post about my mum's favourite flower. She loved those huge bronze single head blooms which we always bought for her birthday in October. I love them because she did.

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    1. I love those great big ones! They really are autumn aren't they, especially in that beautiful bronze shade. So glad you Mum liked them!

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  16. Those are so pretty! I'm not an orange girl either, except in the Fall. That is when I crave them. Funny that. ;)

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  17. I adore those large, blousy bronze-coloured chrysanthemums that were all the rage in the 1950s when I was a child but you seldom see now, only in large £10 bouquets in the supermarkets (some are in Morrisons as we speak). I just want those on their own without any plastic doo-dahs poked in the bunch, as if we don't know how to arrange flowers ourselves! The lasts time I saw large headed chrysanths (i.e. not the spray chrysanths) was in an out of town shopping centre about ten years ago, and they were white, which I love in spring but not in autumn. Your chrysanths are lovely, Amy, really autumnal!
    Margaret P

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    1. The big ones are beautiful aren't they. In Sainsburys they sell just bunches of flowers, no do dads added!

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  18. PS I should like to add that chrysanthemums smell of autumn!
    Margaret P

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  19. They are lovely, I have a couple of jugs with some in too xx

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    1. I am sure you are enjoying yours as much as I am enjoying mine!

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  20. Just had to stop by and say - what lovely Autumn colour, chrysanthemums are always a winner!

    All the best Jan

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  21. These are so pretty, Amy! Love your flower vase! xx Karen

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  22. I love that last picture, the light is brilliant. Jo x

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  23. I too love chrysanthemums, but haven't grown them here in Victoria, but always had them in my gardens in N.S.W & Tassie. Must get some for here. Isn't it funny how you are enjoying those & I'm loving my first rose blooms. I think we all have certain quirks, which makes us who we are. You are YOU! Take care.

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    1. They will be something for you to look forward to later in the year! Enjoy the roses in the meantime!!

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  24. Your chrysanthemums are so pretty. Mine are not doing so well. I think I need to deadhead them. I think I like the pink ones (last pic)the best!

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Deadheading always improves plants doesn't it! Hope yours have lots more pretty flowers to come!

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  25. Beautiful!
    Simply beautiful!!!!
    I love them too, but have never captured them in photos like that!

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    1. Glad you like them as flowers and photos too!

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  26. I love the Fall flowers too, and I really like the pitcher you have them in, in your first photo.

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  27. WOW! Beautiful and colorful flowers! Color gives additional beauty to the flowers!

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    1. It does doesn't it, especially when it fits with the other colours around you!

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  28. Your chrysanthemums in that lovely jug look beautiful on your window sill. Lots of buds on the ones growing that will bring more colour into the garden as they open. Wishing you a good day Amy.

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    1. Yes, the red ones outside have lots of colour yet to come - well, I hope so!

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  29. I have 2 pots of red chrysanths on my doorstep, I'm hoping their sheltered position will help them survive the cold weather. I bought them tightly budded a while ago and it was worth the wait to see them bloom.

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    1. Beautiful I am sure!! It is nice to wait for them to flower isn't it.

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  30. Lovely chrysanthemums! I know what you mean about orange flowers although I do like to see nasturtiums in the garden in summer:)

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    1. I agree, nasturtiums are wonderful aren't they!

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  31. WOW! Lovely photos! Best wishes,
    AnnA

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  32. Love your mums in colors of orange, yellow and red. That is autumn expressed in color.

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  33. Amy, gorgeous photos! I see you call them chrysanths. Here in the US they are commonly called mums! I suppose that would be a bit awkward there! :-)

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