Planting Mums for Autumn

It’s that time of year again for beautiful mum “Chrysanthemums” to start showing up in flower beds, gardening shops, and local grocery stores! Mums blossoms can be extravagant with a rich palette that echoes autumn’s vibrant colors! Best of all, these colorful flowers are generally pest and disease resistant, making few demands beyond ample sunshine and consistent watering! Those cooler temperatures don’t bother mums, either. In fact, chilly weather intensifies colors and keeps blossoms looking fresh until a hard, killing frost drops the curtain on the gardening year. If you choose early-, mid-, and late-blooming varieties, you will enjoy a full seven weeks of bloom — a brilliant last act for any landscape. Have you seen the oversize mums, which  can measure 2 to 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet across by their third season,with a massive canopy of flowers — up to 5,000 per plant. Monarch butterflies adore these shrubby wonders.

These flowers have easy care instructions to follow, I have listed the steps below:

  1. Soil must be well drained, however, or the plants will rot.
  2. Plant where it receives six to eight hours of direct light.
  3. Water consistently, especially during dry spells and in fall, when plants are storing up energy for winter survival.
  4. Creating new plants from your favorite mums;Simply snip off a 4-inch stem with leaves on it and put it in a pot filled with a soil as you used when planting & Keep it moist and outdoors in a bright spot.

If you don’t have access to a garden or live in an apartment and still love these flowers there are simple instructions to keep it thriving indoors!

Regular watering is a crucial part of indoor mum care. Water the plant from under the leaves to help prevent fungal issues when caring for container mums. To keep the plant looking its best, keep chrysanthemum houseplants where they can receive good air circulation and avoid excess humidity!

 

Follow these easy steps above and you will enjoy these colorful flowers throughout the Fall into winter! mums-twenty20_0f30a04e-1ec0-4f05-aeaf-7436ad2b3dfb-5876fd843df78c17b61563e9

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