Saturday, September 15, 2007

I Love Fall Mums

Beautiful !

Fall Hardy Mums are some of my favorite flowers. The colors they come in are rare and beautiful: Deep reds, coral pinks, magenta and yellow.
Here are a few pics of mine, planted 2 weeks ago. These will last through Thanksgiving with proper watering. They will also grow to about twice the size they are now.

I have learned over the years that these flowers must be planted early, while temps are still in the high 50s, so they can take root prior to cold snaps. I buy mine from Home Depot and pay no more than $1.25 each. (why spend a bunch of money on flowers that die after 3 months?)

It is important they be planted in well-drained soil. They should be watered daily until temps reach the upper 30s at night, at which time they need no more watering.