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In years without an early killing frost, this late-blooming mound of Sheffield Daisies can bloom until Thanksgiving.

Recently, I came across some early blooming chrysanthemums for sale at a local garden center. Here was the first trickling of a tidal wave of vividly-colored chrysanthemums that will soon inundate greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers everywhere.

From September through November these flowers treat us to a palette of bold colors that signal and celebrate the end of another growing season.

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