Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll

Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

5 Tips for Caring for Mums

Happy Wednesday friends!  I freshened up the Boat House 
and around the grounds with a few chrysanthemums. 
They add a charming amount of color to the fall landscape, 
and the Boat House is a great little retreat for fall.

When the days are warm, the nights are chilly 
and the leaves are just starting to think about
turning to those pretty fall colors...
then it is time to add some mums!

From the Boat House to the Front Porch, Mums add fall color 
and dress the landscape in the charm of the season. 
 Fall is appearing around the house as well.

It is hard to do, but when selecting your Chrysanthemum plants, 
look for ones with buds that haven’t bloomed yet. 
They should only have a sneak peak of color 
to confirm what color they will bloom. 

 Most mums will be have cramped roots, 
and  to get the most out of your plant,
 you should probably plan on repotting 
it in a larger vessel once you bring it home. 

If you repot your mum, use potting soil or we have
 manure from the barn that is nutrient rich. 

Mums like sun, so try to tuck your pot in a sunny area.

I have had to learn the hard way to water thoroughly and watch over the coming days to see how long it takes for the soil to start losing its moisture for you don’t want the soil to be soaking wet.   Watch daily for you don’t want it to dry out either. In my case, I water my mums every other day when it’s hot and every 3-4 days when its cooler. Again, the key is not letting the plant dry out but not to overwater either.

When blooms are sagging and are looking like they’re spent,
 clip them off so the plant can focus its energy on other blooms.

Somehow spending time in the autumn
 garden is especially satisfying this year.   
With just a little attention, your mums 
should last beautifully through the season. 

I hope you are all doing well and 
enjoying some peace and beauty
during these troubled times.  

Welcome Fall, 2020 .... Hugs!

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