My Grandmother (whom I call Gegan) once told me the greatest insult I could give her would be to put mums on her grave. I was in elementary school when she professed this wish and have always kept it in the back of my mind. What is so bad about mums? It is funny how people’s opinions can instantly change your view of things you once liked or knew nothing about. For me, this same trend goes for paisley. I used to love it as a child, but since a friend’s mom professed her dislike of it in college I can’t stand the sight of anything paisley.
While my opinion of paisley remains the same, my view of mums has drastically changed. Mums are an ideal fall plant that are abundant, colorful, and the perfect companion to pumpkin and fall decor. They posses a fantastic curb appeal, especially when potted near a front door entry or lining a sidewalk area. Mums give a nice reassurance that not all planting in the fall has to be brown. While Mums may not be a flower for the grave, their presence in the fall is certainly not dead.
TIPS FOR MUMS
A variety of fall mums and colors via Pinterest
A beautiful brick revival with yellowed pumpkins and mums via Pinterest
Ornamental cabbage mixed with beautiful purple mums from the ultimate hostess via Caroyne Roehm
A colorfully lined sidewalk for fall via Decoist
Abundant golden mums in urns via Fox Hollow Cottage
A chic and eclectic mix of pumpkins and mums (before they bloom they almost look like boxwoods) via Southern Living
A grand enterance of mums on these NYC steps via Flickr
A lovely fall combination. Mums and Pumpkins truley do go hand in had. I can’t wait to show you the Dallas halloween decor next month. Photo via Pinterest
Another chic urn full of mums for fall via Pinterest
Pumpkins filled with mums make for the perfect fall steps and setting via Martha Stewart
Decorating with mums and pumpkins isn’t just for the front door. It also works wonderfully on tablescapes. Photo source: Pinterest