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Feast your eyes on the bounty of fall flowers submitted for this month’s “Mum’s the Word” feature.

Amelia Filey of Youngstown holds one of two ears of corn on a 14-foot-tall cornstalk grown by her husband, Lyle, who submitted this photo. The other ear is near the top of the stalk.

Amelia Filey of Youngstown holds one of two ears of corn on a 14-foot-tall cornstalk grown by her husband, Lyle, who submitted this photo. The other ear is near the top of the stalk.


Joyce Howard of Boardman took this picture of a floral bouquet of starfires and other fall flowers that was sent to her by son and his wife, both in the Air Force in Texas, when she had surgery recently.

Joyce Howard of Boardman took this picture of a floral bouquet of starfires and other fall flowers that was sent to her by son and his wife, both in the Air Force in Texas, when she had surgery recently.


Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.

Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.


Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.

Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.


Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.

Photo submitted by Dan Shields of Canfield.


Connie Bostardi of Hubbard snapped this photo of Snickers sunning herself next to the mums.

Connie Bostardi of Hubbard snapped this photo of Snickers sunning herself next to the mums.


Annette McCarthy of Austintown shot this photo of purple wildflowers in the woods at Berlin Center in early October. She says the bee was an added bonus.

Annette McCarthy of Austintown shot this photo of purple wildflowers in the woods at Berlin Center in early October. She says the bee was an added bonus.


Annette McCarthy of Austintown shot this photo, "Expired Sunflower," at a friend's place in Berlin Center in early October.

Annette McCarthy of Austintown shot this photo, "Expired Sunflower," at a friend's place in Berlin Center in early October.


Annette McCarthy of Austintown sent us this picture of cattails that look quite interesting against the background of fall leaves and a pond. She took it in Berlin Center.

Annette McCarthy of Austintown sent us this picture of cattails that look quite interesting against the background of fall leaves and a pond. She took it in Berlin Center.


Millie Valentino sent this adorable picture of Alexander and Vasilios, with this question: "Do you think they were hiding in the mums?"

Millie Valentino sent this adorable picture of Alexander and Vasilios, with this question: "Do you think they were hiding in the mums?"


Lorenzo Michael Testa (2 weeks old) and Sophia Sicilia Testa (22 months old) are enjoying a beautiful fall day.

Lorenzo Michael Testa (2 weeks old) and Sophia Sicilia Testa (22 months old) are enjoying a beautiful fall day.


We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, playing peekaboo with her "favorite nanny Pretty Britty."

We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, playing peekaboo with her "favorite nanny Pretty Britty."


We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, enjoying the treasures of fall (taken by her "favorite nanny Pretty Britty").

We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, enjoying the treasures of fall (taken by her "favorite nanny Pretty Britty").


We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, enjoying the treasures of fall (taken by her "favorite nanny Pretty Britt").

We received this picture of Sophia Testa, 22 months, enjoying the treasures of fall (taken by her "favorite nanny Pretty Britt").


Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared this picture of the mums and umbrellas outside the Covelli Center during the Clinton/Biden event.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared this picture of the mums and umbrellas outside the Covelli Center during the Clinton/Biden event.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared these beautiful mums for this month's feature.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared these beautiful mums for this month's feature.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent this picture of her kitty "Tuxedo" admiring her beautiful mums.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent this picture of her kitty "Tuxedo" admiring her beautiful mums.


Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared these beautiful mums for this month's feature.

Lana VanAuker of Canfield shared these beautiful mums for this month's feature.


Lisha Pompili Baumiller of Hubbard submitted this picture.

Lisha Pompili Baumiller of Hubbard submitted this picture.


Shirley Birnesser of East Palestine sent this pictures of her mums.

Shirley Birnesser of East Palestine sent this pictures of her mums.


Michael Lacivita of Youngstown says this plant was still flourishing in his flower box on Oct 26. The name of the flower is burgundy bicolor ivy geranium "Picasso."

Michael Lacivita of Youngstown says this plant was still flourishing in his flower box on Oct 26. The name of the flower is burgundy bicolor ivy geranium "Picasso."


This is the view at sunrise on the south side of Evelyn Ernst's house in Salem.

This is the view at sunrise on the south side of Evelyn Ernst's house in Salem.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Wick Park last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Wick Park last month.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Wick Park last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Wick Park last month.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken in her backyard last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken in her backyard last month.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken in her backyard last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken in her backyard last month.


Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Mill Creek Park last month.

Margaret Floyd of Youngstown submitted this picture taken at Mill Creek Park last month.


Yogi, left, gets some training from his pal Sparky near some hardy mums. Photo sent in by Stephanie Sanders of North Jackson.

Yogi, left, gets some training from his pal Sparky near some hardy mums. Photo sent in by Stephanie Sanders of North Jackson.


Three-year-old Harlow looks like she's giving a great big hug to these mums. She's the daughter of Jerret and Erin Kolesar of Boardman.

Three-year-old Harlow looks like she's giving a great big hug to these mums. She's the daughter of Jerret and Erin Kolesar of Boardman.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this photo of a Burning Bush at Mill Creek Park.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this photo of a Burning Bush at Mill Creek Park.


Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this photo of her dahlias.

Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield submitted this photo of her dahlias.


Here's a photo of a Red Burning Bush sent in by Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield.

Here's a photo of a Red Burning Bush sent in by Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums, cabbage plants and fall violas from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums, cabbage plants and fall violas from her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums and cabbage plants from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums and cabbage plants from her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias from her garden against the fall leaves.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias from her garden against the fall leaves.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums and cabbage plants from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of mums and cabbage plants from her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of cabbage plants and mums from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of cabbage plants and mums from her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of dahlias from her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of beautiful fall mums from her garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo of beautiful fall mums from her garden.


Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo from the Sept. 29 wedding of Carly Karzmer, her daughter, and Justin Gable. They are surrounded by mums, astors and dahlias in Marsha's backyard garden.

Marsha Karzmer of Boardman sent in this photo from the Sept. 29 wedding of Carly Karzmer, her daughter, and Justin Gable. They are surrounded by mums, astors and dahlias in Marsha's backyard garden.


Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.


Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.


Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.


Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.

Barbra Nasci of Brookfield sent in this photo of angel trumpets, her favorite fall flowers.


Billy Ray submitted this photo.

Billy Ray submitted this photo.


The residents of Girard Manor in Girard planted these beautiful flowers. Photo sent in by Grace Leash of Girard Manor.

The residents of Girard Manor in Girard planted these beautiful flowers. Photo sent in by Grace Leash of Girard Manor.


Doxie Damico of Youngstown sent in this photo of a brilliantly colored mum that was taken in early October at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

Doxie Damico of Youngstown sent in this photo of a brilliantly colored mum that was taken in early October at Fellows Riverside Gardens.


If mum's the word, then this is one huge word! Tevis DiMascio of Boardman sent in this photo, explaining that this abundance of mums started as a single 4-inch potted mum that was planted 22 years ago. Today, it measures 7 feet by 9 feet of blooming beauties.

If mum's the word, then this is one huge word! Tevis DiMascio of Boardman sent in this photo, explaining that this abundance of mums started as a single 4-inch potted mum that was planted 22 years ago. Today, it measures 7 feet by 9 feet of blooming beauties.


Lyle Filey of Youngstown must have quite a green thumb. Here, his wife, Amelia, stands next to a 14-foot pole bean.

Lyle Filey of Youngstown must have quite a green thumb. Here, his wife, Amelia, stands next to a 14-foot pole bean.


Here's a closer look at a Reblooming Iris, called Rosalie, submitted by George Shedd of Hubbard.

Here's a closer look at a Reblooming Iris, called Rosalie, submitted by George Shedd of Hubbard.


George Shedd of Hubbard sent in this photo of a some Reblooming Irises called Rosalie. The large, purple Iris reblooms in the fall after it loses its flowers in late summer.

George Shedd of Hubbard sent in this photo of a some Reblooming Irises called Rosalie. The large, purple Iris reblooms in the fall after it loses its flowers in late summer.