September 11, 2013

Mums the Word!

As the summer begins to wind down, do you know what starts to grow up?

fall mums
You could always grow your own, but I got mine the old fashioned a door prize at a baby shower!

My mum was a little lopsided, and I knew the perfect thing to perk it right up: WORM POOP!

Similar to my veggie vermicompost applications, I put about three tablespoons right at the base of the plant. I expect that super-vitamin boost of micro-organisms will be exactly what my lopsided mum needs!

3 mum fun facts:

- Mums, or chrysanthemums, originated in China- where they brew Chrysanthemum tea!

- There are hundreds and hundreds of varieties of mums- different colors, flower sizes, and growth cycles.

- Mums are not only the birth flower for the month of November and the anniversary flower for the 13th year- they are also Chicago's city flower.

In other news, the rogue pumpkin vine has gone from this:
organic pumpkin
 To this:
organic pumpkin
 And this:
organic pumpkin
To this:
organic pumpkin

Get your pumpkin-carving gear out soon, folks!

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