Chrysanthemums, often simply called mums, are those round, lush, delightfully thick blossoms and although they are prevalent at special events, potted chrysanthemums also make a great decorative accent in your home. Chrysanthemums come in a full rainbow of colors, from pink and red to gold and lavender, purple and ivory to white and orange. The great variety in shape, size, and color of chrysanthemums further lends to their appeal when grown in pots and used for decorations seasonally and for special events. Chrysanthemums are hardy, very easy to grow and care for, versatile, flexible to various growing conditions, and can continue to bloom all year long. Here are some great ideas for how to decorate with potted Chrysanthemums for your seasonal or special event planning.
For themed special holidays and events such as sporting events, religious events like Thanksgiving or Easter, family events such as birthdays and weddings, and other special occasions, place a selection of Chrysanthemums in appropriate themed colors in the center of the table. Surround the potted Chrysanthemums with colored leaves for Thanksgiving, Easter eggs for Easter, tulle veil material and candles for a wedding, and non helium balloons and candles for a birthday. Chrysanthemums adapt easily to any lighting conditions and will continue to bloom happily as the festivities go on around them.
An empty window box can be a great place to grow colorful Chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemums come in all shapes and sizes, from dwarf miniature versions to giant blossoms. Choose smaller Chrysanthemums for window box pots, or place potted Chrysanthemums on a decorative low table or planter stand in a bare corner for an extra splash of color. Since Chrysanthemums can grow well when potted together with other plants, outdoor potted Chrysanthemums can be placed in large planters surrounded by smaller perennials or ornamental grasses.