Sunday, August 24, 2008

~Fall planting~

We were removing the flowers and buds from the mums that my parents bought this weekend.We are hoping that the flowers will bud later this fall. It's too early for them now. When my mom told me to pull all the flowers and buds off the plants, I was very confused. I thought we were ruining them. She managed to convince me enough to get me to help pull all the buds and flowers off. I hope they will still bloom this fall. I've never heard of doing this, but apparently, it is where the term 'nip it in the bud' came from. Does anyone else have very much knowledge on this matter?
From this view, it almost looks like someone got married on our front porch, but I assure you that is not the case. In actuality, there are van seats on our porch along with the dusty rocking chairs and end tables. And a bunch of naked plants sitting alongside to finish the look.

Poor plants!


Curtis Family said...

I remember nipping lots buds off when I worked for my mother-in-law's greenhouse business. :-) That phrase always makes me think of Barney Fife. Good to check in with you again and see what you've been up to!

Jacqueline said...

i love these pictures, and how the colors of the flowers look against the gray of the porch. very pretty!

Grace =) said...

thanks. :)