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Fall Mums Chrysanthemum coronarium

Rough Draft 1.0  9/25/2020 

There is nothing like enjoying a bright yellow, or autum coloring and  flowering bush as summer comes to a close and fall begins. Yes there are an array of colors to choose from and how vibrant the bright yellow pops. The mums that are the best investment are the garden mums that grow like the bush. These mums are perennial which mean they will grow and bloom year after year. A fun fact is that mums are a national symbol of fall abundance

Care When Planting

 Sun Soil and Water

Mums love full sun. With that in mind Mums can dry out faster than other plants. Also make sure they are in well draining soil because their roots don’t like to be soaking in water either. Watering daily should be fine. Watering the ground is best avoiding the foliage. This is where a drip hose can come in handy around the base of each plant.

Meaning 

The flower which means life. Chrysanthemum symbolizes fidelity, optimism, joy and long life. A red chrysanthemum conveys love; a white chrysanthemum symbolizes truth and loyal love while a yellow chrysanthemum symbolizes slighted love.

Garden mums are definitely an  autumn classic, These mums carry the season if fall with hues of orange, gold, russet, burgundy, bronze, and even white and yellow. If you want to grow garden mums as perennials, plant them into the ground as soon as you see them for sale. The plants need at least six weeks before frost to establish a healthy root system. In coldest zones and for winter survival, take the time to use mulch  and cover with falling leaves over your plants just before the ground freezes.

Resource Links

https://www.toledoblade.com/Amy-Stone/2005/09/28/Keep-mums-blooming-year-after-year.html