Decorate with Mums!

Summer is almost over, so it is time to start thinking about the fall blooms! Chrysanthemums are the quintessential autumn flower. Traditional colors of bronze, orange and yellow complement the fall holiday displays for Halloween and Thanksgiving. In contrast, some varieties of mums enhance your home décor with bright pinks and reds and purples. Mums come in many different sizes and textures to make fall decorating effortless. The floral experts at VanderSalm’s Flowershop & Garden Center are waiting to show you our favorite Chrysanthemum arrangements and potted plants.

With so many varieties to choose from, there is something for everyone ready to start a fall garden or add the colors of the season to your home. The Single Bloom mum is a lovely white flower with a light yellow center. With short, closely packed petals, this bloom would be a welcome addition to any home. Another beautiful mum , the Reflex mum, has downward curved slender petals and a large, full bloom. Choose from several captivating colors. The lovely button mum has a small, round flower head, perfect for decorating in small spaces.

Check out these fabulous mums and how we used them in our Contemporary Autumn, Amber Waves, and Citrus Smiles bouquets.

Button Mum

Yellow and Orange Daisy Mums

Thistle Mum

Incurve Mums

Viking Mums

Red Rover Mum

Yellow Pompons

Spider Mums

Pink Anemone Mum

Contemporary Autumn

Citrus Smiles

Amber Waves

Growing Mums

Many varieties grow well in Michigan. Beginning in the spring, mums should be planted in your garden to give them ample time to grow and mature over the summer. You will be rewarded with hardy flowers that should bloom through the fall season. To protect your plants during the harsh winters in Michigan, make sure to remove any dead flowers and cut back the plant. Then, cover with straw or mulch. Cultivating mums is a rewarding task.

Whether you prefer soft colors and small flowers or bright blooms with large, showy flowers, Chrysanthemums are a great choice for your autumn decorating needs. Bring the glorious fall colors into your home with a beautiful floral arrangement from VanderSalm’s Flowershop and Garden Center located in the Kalamazoo area. Let us help you make the best choice for all your fall mum decoration ideas.