Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : FLOWERS ON MY DECK IN NAPERVILLE...


I enjoy flowers.  The colors can be so brilliant.

Here in Naperville autumn can come quickly.  With falling temperatures, seasonal flowers can look great one week and be browning the next...

Fortunately, my wife does a great job of keeping our garden up with beautiful seasonal flowers.  She and my daughter planted mums yesterday on our back deck.  Mums are hardy colorful flowers that can last until Thanksgiving here in the midwest.

After they planted, I decided to snap a few pictures.  Here are some of my favorites... 

 Purple Mum on my deck
-I thought these mums were beautiful...

Purple Mums
-purple is my favorite color...

Purple mums with Naperville homes in the background
-in the background you can see our view.  Feels like we live in the country...


White mums with a dark background
-I liked the contrast of the flowering white mums on the dark background (my golfbag).

Red mum beginning to bloom
-I think this picture is cool.  A young flower about to bloom.  Full of potential...


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Comment balloon 9 commentsKen Tracy • September 20 2009 02:12PM


I love mum season!  The colors are gorgeous - if only they were as hardy as pansies!

Tina in Virginia

Posted by Tina Merritt, Virginia Real Estate (Nest Realty) about 9 years ago

Ken, nice shots...just stopped by to say hello to Naperville!

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 9 years ago

Nice shots I love the colors of mums and they last a long time. I like to put them in between plants with big green leaves so that there colors really show up.

Posted by Robert Solomon/Broker/Owner (I Net Realty Group, Inc.) about 9 years ago

That purple color is amazing, I just love it.  What a beautiful deck you must have!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 9 years ago

Hi Sharon, I, Nick, and Tina.  Thanks for stopping in.

Mums are cool.  Great way to enjoy the fall.

Beautiful deck?  Certainly not large.  Very efficient and colorful...

Thanks again,


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) about 9 years ago cool.  You have a 2nd career now?

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) about 9 years ago

I also love the fall mums.  Your photos are beautiful.

Posted by Laurie Hellmer, Dowtown Chicago Lofts and Chicago Neighborhood Realty (Real People Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Larry and Laurie!  Thanks.

I have been enjoying playing with photography.  Like everything else, the more you practice, the better you get!

Thanks so much,


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) about 9 years ago

I like mums too..You're wife did great with lovely green-thumb.. You're so lucky with her and mums..

Posted by Jonelle Simons (Windermere Real Estate) about 9 years ago

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