I did not fill my outdoor containers with herbs and veggies this year... as I originally intended because of the crazy weather. Therefore, things around here are kind of BLAH. Especially since the only thing I did plant were a couple pots of salmon colored geraniums that got attacked by an army of GIANT ants. They didn't survive the spray I had to use to get rid of the army invading my front porch. So I no longer have anything colorful decorating that area. And to be frank, I gave up trying to surround myself with nature's beauty outdoors. Inside though is a different story. I recently decided I was in the mood for a treat. A bouquet of fresh cut flowers in a pretty vase always brings a smile to my face. My hubby always gives me roses. But MUMS are a favorite of mine too. Probably because they remind me of my favorite time of year, autumn. I may be rushing that season, but I bought some anyway. Did you know chrysanthemums are used in
Asia to make tea? In to make wine.
They are also used as a garnish in Japanese cooking. And in Korea the
leaves are used as greens, boiled and steamed. And the flower petals are added
to soup for their aroma. Sounds appetizing doesn't it? China