mums

October 05, 2011 4 Comments

fall arrived over night here and it. is. COLD. and suddenly i find myself wishing i had a mum plant on my front stoop and leaves underfoot on my driveway. i guess old habits of fall in the countryside die hard even when fall is exciting in the city. every fall, like clock work, my mother gives me a "festive fall mum plant" and instructs me to care for it and keep it on my porch. and every fall, my roommates and i somehow get too busy to take care of the little visitor and it inevitably withers and dies. but now that i live way up on the fourth floor in an apartment and no longer have a front porch or even a tiny little bit of yard, i suddenly wish i had a festive mum to keep alive! is it illegal to put mums on the fire escape??

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Nina Papaioannou
Nina Papaioannou

July 25, 2014

I love your fashionable illustrations and I admire the trendy details!!!
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Nina

giedre
giedre

July 25, 2014

haha! Killing plants by forgetting about em? Sounds like me – Love it! And I would definitely keep a mum on the fire escape. After all, fire escapes like to look nice, too! ;)
-giedre

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

I love these colors! I can’t keep plants alive to save my life. It’s terrible. And, if people put their laundry and other such things on the fire escape, I think a plant should be fine! But I’m not a NYC landlord. Good luck :)

taylor
taylor

July 25, 2014

i love mums too, and strangely enough they remind me of my own mum. she always loves them, they reminds me of going back to school, the days getting shorter, the brisk breezes in the air.

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