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Autumn Color, The Chrysanthemum
Cultivars listed in the table below have been developed based on years of plant breeding at the University of Minnesota. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart, depending on the mature size of the cultivar.Mums vary widely in cold hardiness.
California
El Segundo
Fertilizing Mums: Tips For Feed Mum Plants
Do this once per month from May to late June or early July. You can also use a slow release fertilizer applied in March to April that will finish by July.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });Some gardeners...
Ohio
Willoughby
Mum Plant Repotting: Can You Repot A Chrysanthemum
Place 2 or 3 inches of a good quality potting mixture in the pot.Turn the mum upside down and guide the plant carefully from the pot. The best time to repot a chrysanthemum is when the plant is actively growing in autumn.Some gardeners advocate repotting...
Ohio
Willoughby
Issues Affecting Chrysanthemums – Treating Mum Plant Disease And Pests
For the most part, problems on these plants are not a threat to their health, but occasional attacks of chrysanthemum pests and diseases can diminish vigor and affect bloom production.
Ohio
Willoughby
Growing Chrysanthemum Flowers: How To Care For Mums
In southern areas, mums may be planted in either spring or autumn, though fall offers the greatest benefit of avoiding summer heat.In all areas, chrysanthemum flowers should be planted in well-draining soil.
Ohio
Willoughby
A Short History of the Chrysanthemum
Reflecting the spicy scents and mellow colors of autumn, chrysanthemums are a beloved component of the fall landscape. Many find the plant's English moniker to be a bit of a tongue twister.
California
El Segundo
Indoor Mum Care: Growing Chrysanthemums Indoors
If you wish to keep the plant around, do fertilize it in the growing season once per month with a soluble plant food and suspend feeding in the winter season.Obviously growing chrysanthemums indoors is possible, but the real question is will it flourish...
Ohio
Willoughby
Chrysanthemum Bloom Season: Encouraging Flowers On Mums
In rare cases, mums are not flowering when they should be in full bloom. This means removing the early buds with pruners. In most regions, mums will survive outside as perennials and bloom annually.
Ohio
Willoughby
Chrysanthemum Varieties – What Are Some Different Types Of Mums
Examples include Tobago and Indian Summer. Examples include Starlet and Happy Face.– Quill mums display long, straight, tube-shaped petals. It is often grown as an– This type consists of short plants and big, showy blooms with several rows of full,...
Ohio
Willoughby
Treating Yellow Leaves On Chrysanthemum: Reasons For Yellow Chrysanthemum Leaves
Read on for information about problems with chrysanthemum plants.If you see yellowing chrysanthemum leaves on your plants, take a look at your soil. Garden mums that are planted in heavy soil or soil that drains poorly are not happy plants.
Ohio
Willoughby
Overwintering Mums – How To Winterize Mums
In many cases, it is not the cold that kills mums, but rather the ice that forms around the roots if the mums are planted in soil that collects water. Because many people think that mums (formally called) are at best a finicky perennial, many gardeners...
Ohio
Willoughby
Growing Mums In Containers: How To Grow Mums In Pots
Since mums are so popular in the fall, you can buy them at all kinds of stores that may not necessarily know about or even practice good plant care.Even at garden centers and nurseries, plants can be severely underwatered, and mums, in particular, can...
Ohio
Willoughby
Chrysanthemum Information: Annual vs. Perennial Chrysanthemums
Pinch plants back from early spring to mid-July every 2 weeks for tighter, compact plants with a dense covering of spectacular flowers. This is based on one of the most unique facts about chrysanthemum flowers.
Ohio
Willoughby
Organic Garden Pest Control: Using Chrysanthemum For Pest Control
Simply pick the flowers when they're at their fullest and leave them undisturbed in a cool, dark place with good air circulation until they dry. Buy yourself a bottle and fight off insects in a safe, organic, and biodegradable way.
Ohio
Willoughby
Chrysanthemum Lifespan: How Long Do Mums Live
These two varieties are bred with different goals in mind, and this results in very different lifespans.Floral mums are planted in the fall, and pretty much all their energy is devoted to blooming.
Ohio
Willoughby
Chrysanthemums - the Wilderness Years
A personal perspective on the poor old Chrysanthemum from the heady days of the 1950's to the wilderness years and beyond... It must have been us who changed, because the Chrysanthemums have remained steadfastly the same.
California
El Segundo
Mum\'s the Word
The word, meaning “flower,” in reference to the plant's gorgeous yellow flowers. They are pinched back at regular intervals throughout the spring and summer so that they have the full, rounded, shape that people expect.
California
El Segundo
Autumn Interlude
As you exhale and inhale again you notice there is a new, distinguished aroma. Everywhere you look there is something magnificent and breathtaking to gaze upon. Now that I live in Colorado, I am blessed to be able to take part in viewing the aspens change.
California
El Segundo
Choosing and Caring for Autumn Mums
There is also a fungal disease called white rust that causes yellow spotting on the leaves and pinkish blisters on the undersides.It is quite popular to create autumn displays and centerpieces with mums, pumpkins and gourds, they brighten up entryways...
California
El Segundo
Tips For Overwintering Potted Mums
An overwintered mum behaves more like a regular garden perennial whose flowers open bit by bit, than a specimen that's been forced into full bloom.There is one downside of bringing potted autumn mums back to life, and that is simply the amount of garden...
California
El Segundo
Chrysanthemums
November 2 is the Day of the Dead in Italy, and for the few days preceding this event, everybody goes to the cemeteries to clean up the graves of their loved ones and place flowers on the graves.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Chrysanthemum Companion Planting
Or, plant chrysanthemums with Dianthus plants (such as carnations), many of which will remain attractive well into winter. In addition, some species of mums produce natural chemicals that kill harmful soil nematodes and which repel insects.
California
Santa Monica
Uses of Chrysanthemum Oil
The active ingredients in chrysanthemum oil may inhibit an enzyme that contributes to gout. The oil of the chrysanthemum also has many uses. Chrysanthemum oil and extract have also been used in herbal medicine for their antibacterial and antibiotic properties.
California
Santa Monica
How to Dye Chrysanthemums
Swirl the cup or vase gently to incorporate the dye into the water.Cut fresh, white mum stems at 45-degree angles, 1 to 2 inches up from the bottoms, to encourage maximum water absorption.
California
Santa Monica
The Difference Between Daisy Chrysanthemums & Gerbera Daisy
They are the ones we pull out playing "Daisy, daisy, tell me true…" There are many, many kinds of daisies that are found all over the world. Outdoors they can take full sun as long as they are watered regularly and have well-draining soil.
California
Santa Monica
Little Black Bugs on Mums
Introduce beneficial insects like syrphid fly, lacewing or lady beetle. Infested foliage starts to dry and droops on stems. The plants come in a range of sizes and bloom during late summer and fall in shades of pink, orange, purple, yellow, red or white.
California
Santa Monica
How to Prune Mums
That task needs be done roughly one to four times each month, but don't prune the shoots after July 15 or Aug. Using that technique prevents the plants from displaying a thicket of stems that resemble sticks.
California
Santa Monica
Flowers in the Vegetable Garden
They add to the mix of plant species and help attract both predator insects and bees to the garden. Photo by Rick Gush I'm starting to incorporate more flowers, like these marigolds, in to my garden for a splash of color and plant diversity.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Care for a Dying Mum House Plant
Many varieties of mums are available and come in most every color in the rainbow. If a window that gets a lot of natural light is not available, move the potted plant outside until it heals.
California
Santa Monica