As we were walking the dog the other day I noticed that someone had thrown out this big pot of mums. The flowers are all spent but the stems are still green and it had lots of buds on it. Of course I had to snatch it up.
After a nice drink of water and about 30 minutes of my time dead heading it now looks like this.
I can't stand to see perennials thrown away when they are perfectly good. I did notice that the house has another one by their garage that still has a few flowers on it. It will probably get thrown away too. I will be snatching that one up also. This beauty will get planted in the backyard next to the pond.