Quick Guide to Winter Garden Care
Check out 11 simple tasks to keep your lawn and garden flourishing into winter.
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).