When hubby's niece and her husband were here for a visit a few weeks ago, they gave us this gorgeous mum plant.
At that time it had a gazillion tightly closed buds on it, so we couldn't tell what color the blossoms would be. Turns out it's this deep, dark red and could hardly be more beautiful.
The plant is huge measuring about three feet across the top.
I had Zoey the Wonder Dog pose by the mum to give you an idea of how big it is. She looks thrilled, doesn't she?
What a fantastically colorful time of year autumn is. I'd take it any day over muddy, damp, unpredictable spring. Yay for fall!!