Mum’s the word at Bellingrath Gardens and Home in November, when it’s time for the 54th
Annual Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums, the nation’s largest outdoor display of the signature blooms of the season.
The Gardens and Home are festooned with hundreds of colorful, four-foot-long cascades of chrysanthemums on bridges and balconies, as well as the traditional displays of mums in baskets and containers. Guests will also see columns of mums and bedded plants along the Great Lawn’s dramatic border in the rich fall colors of red, yellow, bronze, lavender and white. To plan your visit, check the Mum Watch page on bellingrath.org, which will be updated daily, beginning on Nov. 1.
Bellingrath’s Horticulture Staff works nearly year-round on the cascading mums, which are meticulously cultivated in greenhouses from January through late spring. The cascades are created when three plants are potted into five-gallon containers and then placed onto growing racks during the summer months. The mums are sheared every few weeks throughout the growing season in order to create fuller plants.
For details on the Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums display, visit www.bellingrath.org