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Mum Containers For Fall



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If you are considering changing out your summer containers into fall planters and just visited your local garden center you will see there are a lot of garden mums in multiple colors to choose from.  White, Yellow, Pink, Lavender, Red and Bronze are all in full bloom.  Here are a few tips that may help so you can keep your fall garden containers looking good till Winter.

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Fall mums are great for garden pottery during the cooler Autumn months.  Their colors compliment all other plant materials like ornamental kale and cabbage, cornstalks, rustic grasses and evergreens.  When shopping for mums looks for plants with buds that are just starting to open.  These will last approximately 6 weeks.

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As your potted mums start to grow, look for spent blooms and prune when they are faded and dried looking.  Remember to water your potted mums regularly.  Fall mum containers will stay prettier and be happier if they donít dry out. 

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You wonít need to fertilize your mums since the grower has already taken care of.  If you prefer to keep your potted mums indoors then place the vase near a window with indirect light. Check for moisture and keep them watered but not soggy.  That pretty much is it.  Fall mums that are planted in your garden pottery are the easy and colorful solution.

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Post Last Updated: 11/13/2018 10:30:33 AM 

Keep Your Potted Mums Fresh




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Every fall millions of gardeners find themselves cleaning out their summer planters and replacing them with fall flowers and shrubs  One of the most colorful, decorative and easy plants or flowers to grow are mums.  You will find tons of colors to choose from at your local garden center or nursery.  Orange, Reds, Yellow and more....all healthy and lovely waiting for you to take them home and create a fall display of color in your terracotta pottery or glazed garden planters.

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Here are a few tips to help you to keep your pottted mums looking their best for as long as possible.

Select only potted mums that have deep green leaves and look healthy.  No yellow or wilted leaves please and make sure the flower heads look moist and healthy.  This is not the time to nurse back a dried look plant that has wilted.  If you have a choice of wilted leaves and dried heads or nothing we recommend nothing. Don't waste your money on these sick mums.

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Next realize that mums like lots of water.  Keep the soil moist but don't let the plants roots sit in standing or over moist soil.  This will encourage root rot and your potted plant will not survive.  If you are re-potting into your decorative home and garden planters and pots please use new potting soil.  Old or used soil can contain moss, mold and insets that can harm a healthy plant.  Make sure the potting soil you use is well draining and meant for mums.

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You can fertilize potted mums but it is not necessary.  Deadhead any blooms that look spent and remove dried or wilted leaves when they happen.  Mums will not survive a cold winter so expect them to look lovely all thru autumn up until winter.

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When the weather cools and your garden containers look like they need a lift for fall, this is the time to pot up some colorful, flowering mums.  Mix them up and tuck a few small pumpkin or gourds between the plants for a special touch.
 
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Post Last Updated: 10/10/2017 3:21:01 PM 

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10/28/2017 8:49:03 AM 
Erika 10/28/2017 8:49:03 AM 
Very helpful.




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