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September 25, 2013

Mum is the word

Harvest time for chrysanthemums

FLOYD COUNTY — Nearly hidden by a blanket of yellow, field worker Nick Grantz harvests chrysanthemums for HB Farms Wholesale Greenhouses in a field at the corner of Starlight and Scottsville roads on Tuesday morning. All total, owner and operator Robert Wimsatt and his crews are working to harvest 80,000 of the flowers, more simply known as mums, to sell around the region this season.

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