November Checklist: Mums
Mark Turner

Plant Mums

Chrysanthemums blazing with reds and golds are easy to find at nurseries and florists this time of year. Buy them in bloom, and then pop a few plants from 6-inch nursery pots into a large (16- or 18-inch) container. If you like, mix in a couple of low-growing perennials or grasses.

Give your mums rich, well-drained soil (add a dose of controlled-release fertilizer at planting time) and protection from dry winter winds; water them often enough so that the soil half an inch below the surface never completely dries out. Display in full sun (or light afternoon shade in hot climates).








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