Spring Garden Tips
Chrysanthemum (Mum) November Birth Flower

Born in November your birth flower is the chrysanthemum often called mum. This fall beauty symbolizes cheerfulness, optimism and friendship.

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mgm audio 110613 mum novThe word Chrysanthemum comes from the Greek words chrysos meaning gold and anthemon meaning flower. But this popular cut, holiday and garden flower comes in many more colors. And the flower shapes vary from small button mums to daisy shaped to the large pompom chrysanthemums and more.

Grow your own mums in the garden or add a few container plantings to your fall landscape display. And pick a few blossoms to enjoy indoors. Harvest them early in the day and just as they're starting to open for the longest-lasting cut flower display.

Or stop by your nearby florist and purchase a potted plant or a few flowering stems. The variety of flower shapes and long-lasting vase life have made them one of the most popular florist flowers, second only to roses.

A bit more information: So celebrate yours or someone else's November birthday with a bouquet of mums. And when you grow potted mums indoors, you'll help improve the indoor air pollution in your home.

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