“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
M ake the final boast
U nto the happy host
M any then will find
S 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.
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