Mums in the Garden
For the perfect late–season bloomer, you can’t go wrong with fall mums. Chrysanthemums provide an variety of colours and flower shapes. The blooms last for weeks, not days, and the sheer number of flowers per plant will convince you that this plant likes to show off.Because of their mounded habit and stunning bloom cover, garden mums are perfect for mass groupings. To get the maximum effect from far away, stick to only one or two colours. Another possibility is to arrange a gradual transition of related colours. What colours would best complement your landscape?
If you decorate for fall with pumpkins and gourds, choose orange, bronze, yellow, and creamy white mums. If you have a lot of evergreen plants that provide a backdrop of varying shades of green foliage, try bright pinks, purples, pure whites, or reds.
Mums in Containers
Garden mums make great container plants. They’re just right for popping into a cast iron urn, lining up in a row in a window box, or placing in the centre of a mixed container with trailing foliage all around.
Most garden mums will withstand a light fall frost. Moving mums into a garage or shed on frosty nights will provide the longest possible amount of bloom. Mums should be checked daily for moisture. They should not be allowed to wilt.
Visit Prosperity Acres and take some beautiul colours home when you chose from hundreds of hoime grown mums. Autumn hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 9 a.m – 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.
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