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.