Lowe's Creative Ideas
Garden Team. They got me thinking hard and being more creative with my
gardening and other things. We've got one more project before the season
wraps up, and it involves mums.
Really, if you think about fall flowers, mums really are up there at the top of the list, especially if you live where I do, in the Midwest, where fall means that summer's over and it's just a matter of time before winter comes knockin' with it's snow and ice. Asters are fabulous too, but mums have many more colors and forms to choose from.
We're talking garden mums here - the ones that are hardy to my Zone 5b - not the florist mums, which aren't. So if you want your mums year after year, make sure you're buying garden mums. Ask the garden center if you aren't sure.
I'm still pondering how I'll use mums to perk up our autumn landscaping, but I think I know what I'll do. My idea is practical and simple, but will really do a lot to change things from a summer to fall look.
I'll bet you're kind of wanting to do something at your place too, aren't you? Lowe's gave me $50 to buy some mums, and they want to give one lucky reader a $50 gift card so they can get some, too. So, here we go...
To enter to win a $50 Lowe's gift card, you must do TWO things:
1. Leave a comment here on this blog post, telling me what your favorite fall flower is. No, you're not required to say, "MUMS!" but if that IS your favorite, tell me!
2. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below with your contact information.
That's it. Just do those two things and you're entered. The giveaway will end next Sunday night, September 30, 2012, at midnight, EDT.
By that time, I hope my husband and I are grandparents. (Please, Hannah? Won't you please make your grand entrance into the world?) But that's another story for a future post. (Can you tell we're excited a little bit? And impatient?)
A little later this week, I'll post photos of what I did with some mums here at Our Little Acre. In the meantime, check out the mums and other great fall flowers at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens in Elmore, Ohio, from an early October visit I made back in 2007.
|Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, October 2007|