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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Mums as Happy Pot Plants

Even though when I came here I did not like Mums—due to the fact that in The Netherlands they were typical Cemetery flowers...
Now we both LOVE them!
 
Detail from photo taken on September 8.
Already Happy inside their new pot atop the stump of our Dogwood tree.
On September 19, they had really opened up beautifully!
On September 20, they were joined by some new Mums in a larger pot... more in the ochre color.
Those are in a larger pot, placed on a big paver.
No doubt those will open up fully and look even more stunning!
These are the ones from the first picture, fully opened by now on September 20.
We view them from our breakfast area in the morning sunshine.
View from above—those Mums are really GIVERS!
The ochre Mums on September 29 on a dark and dreary day when hurricane Ian was affecting our weather...
With sadness I made this picture this morning on October 6... 
Just as blogger friend Helen from Poetry Matters ←(click it) wrote that the deer ate all blooms at her neighbors!


Related link:
Our Garden Critters Visiting before Sunset | previous post by me showing deer standing in the very spot...

33 comments:

  1. Muito lindas, querida Mariette, acho que são as 'Margaridas' que chamamos aqui, muito lindas!
    De um lado a tristeza, do outro a alegria, e assim segue nosso mundo, um momento somos só alegria, no outro, como aconteceu aí, pessoas se converteram em muita tristeza recentemente com o furacão Ian. E não falando nas Guerras...
    Deixo um forte abraço ao querido casal!

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    1. Querida Taís,
      Sim, o significado desta flor é diferente no meu país natal, mas nós desfrutamos de suas flores aqui!
      Muito triste para tantos afetados pelo furacão Ian e pela guerra...
      Enquanto tentarmos ajudá-los — o mundo será um lugar melhor onde o amor domina.
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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  2. Bellissimi fiori gialli-Buona giornata.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Sì, questi crisantemi gialli sembrano stupendi!
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  3. Really beautiful. Yellow is such a cheerful colour in flowers and plants. Thank you for cheering me up, Mariette.

    God bless always.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, yellow is a happy color and it has this special meaning—YELLOW: health in body and mind, love of man and the sun, connection to the God form.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. What stunning ochre yellow Mums, Mariette. They will really compliment your gorgeous yellow house.

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    1. Dearest Patricia,
      Thank you and indeed that ochre color is perfect with our Golden Mist home exterior color.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. The mums look terrific, Mariette. Mums were always a cemetery flower for me too, so they're not my favourite, but I've come to like them as fall decor. :-)

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      So, Canada also followed the Dutch tradition in having mums for cemetery flower.
      Finally after that many years, we both don't mind the thought and really appreciate them for their beauty and blooming loyalty.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Liebe Lony,
    Ja, Senf-gelb ist immer schön, es ist auch mehr oder weniger die Farbe unseres Hauses.
    Dunklen Weinrot sieht bestimmt auch sehr schön aus.
    Es hört sich an ob es inzwischen eine International Trend geworden ist und nicht mehr nur für den Friedhof...
    Liebe Grüße,
    Mariette

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  7. Cuando nos olvidamos de los prejuicios, Es cuando encontramos la belleza de ciertas cosas.
    Me parecen muy bellas y de un bonito color.
    Besos.

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Tales prejuicios se nos suelen hablar... Lo hemos sacado de nuestras mentes y, de hecho, disfrutamos de su belleza única.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  8. Hi, Mariette and Pieter!
    Those mums are gorgeous! Here in Portugal, we associate French Marigolds and Carnations with cemetery flowers, but some people also use mums when they clean and renew the flowers in their loved ones graves.
    They are beautiful and although they aren't associated with Fall in Portugal as much as they are in the States, I think it's a tradition that is worth keeping!
    :)

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    1. Dearest Paula,
      Thank you and maybe over time they too will get included in Fall decorations in Portugal.
      We by now are used to their Fall beauty and for being used around the home as is common here in the USA!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. The mums are gorgeous! Thank you for bringing this sunshine into my day, Mariette!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Thank you and yes, yellow is a happy color!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Yellow flowers give that joy, don't they? Maybe it's because they resemble the sun.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      They sure do and it is a happy, sunny color!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Our next door neighbor has a pot as lovely as yours ... or should I say "had" ... the neighborhood deer ate every bloom!

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Oh my, mums as gourmet salad for deer...
      But it sure served a purpose and hoping they got a photo of them how lovely they were!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. How beautiful they are. Lovely yellow;-)

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Thank you and yes, they are of a lovely yellow—a happy color.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Lovely cheerful yellows mums - I love them too as they bring color to the now fading garden. We always grew them in England but I think in France they are also 'cemetery flowers' .
    I found some really pretty plants at LIDL last week - "tri-color" mums, yellow, pale orange and pink planted together in one pot - and at only 2/$12 they were a bargain. Savings went toward the cashmere sweater, hahahahah!!!!!!
    Sorry you don't have a TJMaxx nearby - you would be amazed at their designer 'Runway' section - all that was missing were some Escada beauties which I know you and I always loved Mariette!

    We're traveling to New England soon so will need warmer clothes. Enjoy the upcoming weekend - lovely weather here and hoping you have similar.
    Hugs, Mary

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    1. Dearest Mary,
      So maybe that fondness for mums came across from England... Not mainland Europe as it sounds.
      As for flowers we always love them in one color, never mixed—that to us is very American.
      But Lidl indeed has spectacular offerings!
      We do have a TJ Maxx locally but it does not compare with the ones in Atlanta or in your big city!
      Enjoy the New England fall colors—stay warm and have a wonderful trip.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Those are big and beautiful Mums - mine sure don't look like that this year. I'm thinking that outrageous heat we had a couple of weeks ago, stunted them. We'll see. They're not dead yet.

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Don't think they prefer heat... We have had hot weather too but they get watered from our outside pump with hose.
      Hoping they survive in your garden!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. Toevallig vandaag een potchrysant op mijn moeders graf gezet vandaag ….in het oudroze…zij hielt daarvan ik gaf er altijd een op haar verjaardag 8 okt….ze doen het altijd best wel lang …fijn weekend 🍀

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    1. Beste Ria,
      Doet ons goed te lezen en het klinkt ook zo puur Nederlands. Het is bij ons na 39 jaar vervaagd hoor. Nu genieten we er ook van als pot plant en de reeën vinden ze ook heerlijk...
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  16. WOW! Such gorgeous blooms, Mariette!
    Yellow is such a bright and cheery colour!

    Hugs and blessings, dearest friend!

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Thank you and we both love looking at them from our kitchen bay window.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. Thanks for sharing mums. I saw them for the first time this year. I love mum's fragrance. It's noble.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Too bad I could not share their very special fragrance with you!
      Glad you enjoyed them.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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