The precious fall rains that began in the parched Finger Lakes Region several weeks ago have refreshed our lawns and flowers. It’s that time of the year when most plants and flowers are winding down their blooming season but here in the Finger Lakes, chrysanthemums or just plain mums take center stage.
One of my mums is a perennial plant meaning that it returns each year. I am sure that it was all yellow when I planted it four or five years ago but as you can see, most of the flowers are now sort of brown colored with only a few stems of yellow flowers. The other mum is one that I planted this fall. Is it an annual or a perennial plant? We will have to wait till next summer to see.