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I Love Fall Mums

By Allyn Paul, filed under Landscape Tips.



Beautiful !






Fall Hardy Mums are some of my favorite flowers. The colors they come in are rare and beautiful: Deep reds, coral pinks, magenta and yellow.
Here are a few pics of mine, planted 2 weeks ago. These will last through Thanksgiving with proper watering. They will also grow to about twice the size they are now.I have learned over the years that these flowers must be planted early, while temps are still in the high 50s, so they can take root prior to cold snaps. I buy mine from Home Depot and pay no more than $1.25 each. (why spend a bunch of money on flowers that die after 3 months?)

It is important they be planted in well-drained soil. They should be watered daily until temps reach the upper 30s at night, at which time they need no more watering.

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4 Responses to “I Love Fall Mums”

  1. Bryan Says:
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    Very Nice. You are the landscape king!

  2. Julio Medina Says:
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    Green Thumbs..I like it. I posted a link to your new blog on my page.

  3. Rick Says:
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    Do you have any tips on perennial mums? I planted some last late summer/fall. They flowered and went dormant for the winter. They are not showing signs of life at all right now – in fact they look pretty dead. I live in MN.

  4. Allyn Paul Says:
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    Rick,
    I have never been able to get mums to come back each year and I live in Chicago, Illinois.
    I think that the only way it would work is if you cut them to the ground before winter and heavy mulch them.
    Otherwise, just buy new ones each year like I do.

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