“Mums” the word

Nothing says fall like beautiful red, yelllow and orange Mums.  Here are a few tips to keep these festive bloomers looking their best all season long.

Add mums for beautiful fall display1. Start with a healthy plant.  Look for a plant with moist soil and  with the least amount of open flowers.

2. Provide proper care. Apply liquid plant fertilizer to the soil immediately after planting and once per month thereafter. Deadhead (pinching off the expired blooms) regularly. 

3. Mums prefer temperatures above 60 degrees.  The nights and days where the temperature falls below 60 pull your potted Mum inside of the garage or if they are planted, cover your plants with plastic.
 

Now that you know how to keep garden mums blooming longer, you will have beautiful plants instead of green foliage with no flowers. Your beautiful blooming Mums will be the centerpiece of your fall landscaping.

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