The fall season can bring with it a host of naturally beautiful fall flowers like chrysanthemums, reminding us that nature isn’t finished producing gorgeous color just because the temperature is dropping. Fall can also bring colds and other ailments as we prepare for winter. It’s a good time to take measures to prevent illness, and surprisingly, chrysanthemums are one of your best natural weapons against germs, toxins, and sickness! In the fall months, choose one of the many varieties of mums the floral experts at Norton’s Florist have highlighted here, and use them to guard against the coming cold season.
Football & Cushion Mums
This year, we’re featuring our football chrysanthemums in bright fall colors like orange, red, burgundy, yellow, and bronze. We also like Viking mums, and these smaller varieties of chrysanthemums add a fresh vibe to any fall arrangement. Since they come in so many colors, it’s easy to include them with other long-lasting fall blooms, like in our Autumn Expressions Bouquet. These are the kind of flowers that play well with others, so find them paired with other fall favorites like celosia, cattails, and wheat, or fall leaves.
Daisy chrysanthemums actually resemble regular daisies, with a flat central disk that usually comes in green, brown, or yellow. Short, brightly colored petals surround the disk in a symmetrical design that gives off a happy, cheerful vibe. Planted in the garden, included in a mixed bouquet like our Sunflower Dreams Bouquet, or collected in vases as stand-alone single blooms, these fun blooms will add a festive flair to any fall look you put together during the autumn season.
Did you know that NASA has released a study revealing that chrysanthemums actually reduce indoor air pollution? They remove toxins from the air and leave you breathing easier all season long. You can also make an herbal tea from the petals of mums that delivers a wealth of remedies for cold-weather ailments like fevers, sore throats, headaches, and the common cold. Drinking chrysanthemum tea has even been shown to reduce anxiety, tinnitus, and vertigo! Keep a few floral designs with mums around during these cold-season months to give your overall health a little boost.
Adding chrysanthemums to your home’s decor during the fall months is a perfect way to include the natural beauty of fall, but it also provides a variety of natural health benefits that will keep you feeling good as the weather outside turns cooler. Choose some of your favorite varieties in colors you love and settle into a fresh, healthy fall season. Talk to the floral designers at Norton’s Florist to learn more about the benefits of chrysanthemums, or for help choosing the perfect design.