When my kids were young, there was always a mums sale at their elementary school in New Jersey. Many homes had mums in their front pots outside their lovely homes in Glen Ridge, especially along Ridgewood Avenue, where we lived. I never really got the appeal. I always opted for ornamental cabbage.
I was recently at the Upper East Side of NYC and finally understand the appeal of mums. Nobody does them better.
As much as I like the mums in NYC, I cannot stop thinking about the heathers in Iceland and Berlin. I think I need some.