Mums the word!

No doubt about it! Mums are the divas of the autumn garden. Mums can quickly and easily add beautiful fall colors to your home. Because of their tight, mounding habit and stunning bloom colors, garden mums are perfect for mass plantings. To get the maximum effect, stick to only one or two colors. You might also choose to arrange a gradual transition of related colors. It is best to look around your yard to see what colors would best complement the existing landscape and …

Fall Planting Guide for Mums

Planting in Flower Beds Choose mums that are still tightly budded. Gently tease the roots apart as you set out mums in their planting hole. Mums grow best in rich well drained soil. They prefer a position in the garden with at least a half day of sun. They also require plenty of air circulation around each plant. No fertilizer is required during the fall season. Water newly planted mums immediately after transplanting. During dry spells water as needed to …