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Fall is for Mums

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 2:00am

Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

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Fall has arrived when the garden centers had their beautiful fall mums on display today on Southern Gardening

Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Each year, nursery’s grow acres of mums for us to enjoy during the autumn season. We call these plants mums, which is actually short for chrysanthemum, and are an easy way to add color to the fall landscape. And it’s easy to see why fall mums are so popular, because there are more flowers than you can possibly count.

The selection of colors can fit almost any design schemes—from rustic earth tones to bright and cheery pastels.

Choosing mums in full flower will have an instant impact for any autumn get-together or event. Or you can select plants that still have tight buds and are just starting to show color. This increases showy display as the buds begin to open in the garden. Always place in a spot that receives full sun. This will ensure absolute best flowering. And a word of caution: never let your fall mums wilt. This will quickly end the flower show, and the plants will be slow to recover.

One of the best ways to proudly displaying fall mums is placing containers on the front porch. Simply select a large plant, and place the container and all in a beautiful decorative pot. That way, there is no need to remove and replant from the original container. Display fall mums on your front steps or create that color splash for you to enjoy during the autumn season.

I am Horticulturist, Gary Bachman for Southern Gardening.

Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

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