“C” Is For Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum Grandifloraum
Image Credit, pixabay.com


Scripture reference;

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33


If you are looking for a cheerful plant chrysanthemums are a great choice. There are so many different kinds. There are tall mums and short mums; single flowered daisy-like mums, and pompom shaped mums. The chrysanthemums that you buy from a florist can be planted in the ground, but usually will not survive the winter.

Most people plant mums, so they can enjoy their blooms in the fall, but they actually bloom in spring/summer. How do you solve this dilemma? You pinch them! Just reach down and pinch off the little flower buds whenever you see them (every 2-4 weeks). Stop pinching them after July 4th. Then you should be able to count on them to put on a beautiful fall display.


“Chrysanthemums” by Theresa Anne Moore


C   ordial friend of most

H  ailing all with a toast

R  egaling heart and mind

Y outhfully inclined

S  o it stands to reason

A  utumn is the season

N o, I do not jest

T  is really for the best

H  alt those blooms in spring, and

E  njoy the birds that sing

ake the final boast

nto the happy host

any then will find

olace of a kind


This post was submitted as part of the A to Z Challenge, where participants agree to post an article that corresponds to each letter of the alphabet and publish an article every day during the month of April (except Sundays).

Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month is Blossoming Verses, where I’ll share a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.

If you are looking for a more in-depth devotion you may visit my companion blog, Moore To Ponder


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18 thoughts on ““C” Is For Chrysanthemum

  1. I love the way you combined your loves into your theme! A beautiful photo, an uplifting scripture and a delightful verse. That’s a great tip you gave about the mums. Thank you for visiting Caneyhead!
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B ~ One of Tremp’s Troops with the
    A to Z Challenge

  2. Debbie says:

    I didn’t know that about Mums, that they will bloom in summer if you don’t pinch them! 🙂 You are just a wealth of wonderful info and inspiring scripture and acrostics to make us glad! Yay!
    love and prayers!

  3. auntyamo says:

    What a wonderful theme 🙂 Enjoying your AtoZ so far
    auntyamo x

  4. Beautiful and meaningful post on Mums and faith. 🙂 Happy Easter!

  5. My son just gave me a bunch of chrysanthemums.

  6. Lovely post, Theresa. Pinching makes a huge difference for so many flowers.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • Yes it does!

      I used to like to grow petunias, but they tended to go stringy about a month after their initial bloom. Then I learned that you can cut them back by a few inches about once a month and have pretty plants with lots of blooms from April until around October. 🙂

  7. Debbie says:

    I am loving all the mums that are out now! Now, if we buy these and try to plant them yet this fall, do they not survive? And I didn’t know that about petunias either! I see other people’s that are such beautiful , but mine don’t look like that! :). Love you and thank you for such a wonderful re-post! Deb

  8. Well, Deb, here is what I remember. Some mums are hardy in cold climates that experience frost, and will come back the following year, because their roots survive. Others have to be treated like annuals, and will not survive if left outside. If they come from a garden center or nursery, and the tag says they are hardy for your zone # they will come back the next year. I looked up the zone for your state and it said you are probably in zone 5. My state is a combination of mostly zones 7 and 8. We do get freezing temperatures, but usually above 20 degrees.

    The grocery stores here in town have these beautiful mums for sale outside by their entrances. I don’t know if they are hardy or not. A lot of times flowers you find in the florist area have been grown under special conditions in green houses where they are protected from pests and blights, and they don’t do well in the yard or garden…sort of like people with no immune systems…lol.

    Thank you for you comment, Deb. Love you, too!

  9. Debbie says:

    Yes, I see those ones by the store fronts that look so bright and pretty . . .for awhile, thank you for,taking the time to,talk to me about mums! You’re he best! Love!

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