We have been on mum watch during the past few weeks, waiting for our mums to bloom! We planted baby mums in the spring so we expect a pleasant surprise when the mums bloom and reveal their color!
In the following video, our 4 mums are in full bloom!
We love displaying mums in our front yard.
Mums like full sun. When their leaves begin to droop, they need water. Fertilize every few weeks with an organic fertilizer. We recommend Espoma PT4 4-Pound Plant-Tone Organic 5-3-3 Plant Food. In mid-summer, around the 4th of July weekend, cut back the mums with a quality pair of pruning shears, such as Fiskars 25-33 Inch Power-Lever Extendable Hedge Shear (9169). To learn more about pruning mums in mid-summer to force fall blooms, see videos below:
Magenta Mums in our Front Sidewalk Garden!
For beginner gardeners, the key to growing Mums is to cut them back just before the 4th of July so they will bloom in the Fall. To learn more about the care and feeding of Mums, click here. Check with your local Home Depot, Lowes or online Burpee Gardening for their selection of beautiful Mums! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!