Friday, October 16, 2009

Chrysanthemum beginnings

The much awaited 'mums have started blooming in my garden. This year , because of the untimely and heavy rains, the buds are not as many.
The nurseryman called this 'Happy Diwali' and also 'Starlight'. He probably gave it the name himself.

These little ones look like daisies and attract most butterflies.

These blooms seem to be the favourite food of the leaf hopper.
A Happy Diwali to all my Indian friends!


  1. OOh I love mums! Only I cannot get them to grow well here. So I buy the imported ones in pots at Christmas and at Easter for the house. Sometimes I will divide them up and they will grow for a while but they need too much of my attention, so I let them die off:-(

  2. Such gorgeous colours! Like islandgal, I can never grow them, either. Years ago I used to have a local variety of chrysanthemum with small, mildly fragrant, sulphur yellow pompom-like flowers.

  3. Lotusleaf, wish you a happy Diwali!

  4. Cheery mums! Wishing you and your family a fun-filled, safe Diwali.

  5. Islandgal, you can take tip cuttings from the plant which are stronger.
    Shailaja, I know the plant you mean. It is quite fragrant.Have a nice Diwali.
    Thank you, Urban Green, and same to you.

  6. That's a nice selection of mums. Love the pink ones with the yellow button centers. I have no luck with them coming back...well they will sometimes but look scroungy. Someday... :)

  7. A VERY HAPPY DIWALI to you and yours, Padma. I've never had luck with mums coming back! But wonderful blooms really, to have in one's garden. I like your collection/selection of colours too!