Episode #158 | Original Air Date: October 7, 2020
Chrysanthemums, or mums, are popular and colorful perennials. These flowers come in many colors, from white to deep red. Mums are easy to grow and can live for years.
When buying potted chrysanthemums, look for healthy plants with many flower buds. Garden mums like sun, but can also thrive in partial shade and are fairly cold-hardy.
When planting mums, incorporate plenty of organic matter into your soil and water as needed. Some varieties need to be pinched once or twice a season to maintain a compact, well-branched form.
Mums naturally set buds and flower fall through spring, when days are short. But flowering mums can be purchased blooming at any time.
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