Tuesday, September 29, 2015

FALL ARRANGEMENTS - Cooler temperatures make the colors 'pop'

The Fall colors of the hybrid tea roses, miniature roses, and garden mums are brighter and last longer because of the cooler temperatures. After this last batch of rose blooms, I won't deadhead them anymore. This will get the plants ready for the winter; roses need a 'hardening off' time. They will be blooming through October. The mums will last through the fall, until a killing frost, which is usually the end of November here in zone 6. The arrangement will last at least 2 weeks, with the exception of the roses. Just pinch them off when spent, and the arrangement will look nice the remainder of the time. Mums have an extra long vase life, lasting 3 or more weeks. 

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.


  1. hi Susanne you are being missed on TSU :) , hope to see you there again soon.

    kind regards Mick Agterberg

    1. I hope to be able to return; I miss so many good friends. Thank you, Mick. :)