Jessica Hall, owner and operator of Harmony Harvest Farm located in Weyers Cave, Virginia, joined us via Zoom and shared a grower’s perspective on the chrysanthemum – our club flower. Jessica discussed the chrysanthemum's long presence in history, the differences between heirlooms and hybrids, and Harmony Harvest’s reasons for deciding to preserve heirlooms through their newly launched The Mum Project. She also discussed planting and growing tips for these lovely fall flowers.
Twenty varieties of heirloom chrysanthemum's were distributed among members. Members were asked to adopt a mum and share their findings, e.g. date of first bloom, number of blooms, overall height, etc., and submit a photograph to Harmony Harvest Farm.
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