When you go to the nursery to pick out your mums. Experts agree that picking a plant just starting to bud will produce the best results. Cross checking the tag for color vs the same plant already starting to bloom will assure you of no surprises when you get your plant home and it starts to bloom.

fall mums

Great fall mums. Photo by Gracies Ephemera.

So what is all this about hardy mums vs non-hardy mums? In theory hardy mums will come in the spring. Non-hardy mums expend so much energy blooming in the fall that they are spent. Experts suggest that if you really what hardy mums, plant them in your garden in the spring so the plant can adapt and be strong enough to survive the winter.

Spider mums

Aren’t these fun? Photo by Viktoria Minsk.

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