Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fall-Blooming Mums! Hardy, Colorful and Waterwise!

September and October are great months for color in the flower garden.  The summer annuals catch a second wind and the fall-blooming hardy Mums (chrysanthemums) start their spectacular show!  Fortunately, for those of us living in Utah, Mums are waterwise perennials!  They do well near other plants with similar moderate water needs - like daylilies and roses and lavender.

Things You Should Know About Mums:
- moderate water;  deep soaking once a week from the middle of June to the end of August
- trim Mums down to half their size in July to keep them from flopping over when they bloom later
- purchase them in late summer from your local garden center - look for hardy, fall-blooming Mums

Fall-blooming Hardy Mums

Fall-bloooming Mums and Ornamental Peppers

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