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The Magic of Mums

10-22-partymumsYou pretty much know fall is on the way, when you start seing beautiful potted mums everywhere you go. Personally – I love them any time of the year and I always place few pots of fully blooming beauties in my front flower bed to spruce up the slowly fading outside blooms.

Here are a few interesting points about mums:

The ancient Chinese reserved them for nobility

Today, florists sell more mum than any other flowers

They come in many colours and seem to last forever – average pot will bloom for 2 months

Make sure you choose plants with lots of buds, but just a few opened flowers

The plant you choose should be bushy and deep green with no limp, wilted or yellow leaves

Display mum is cool, bright place – indoors or out

Hot, dry air will shorten their lives

Water them often, enough to keep the soil moist but not soggy

And if you get a potted mum in the winter, keep removing flowers that are done blooming regularly and don’t throw the pot away when leaves go yellow. Cut it down and nurture til spring – then pot it straight into your garden – it won;t take long for you to have a beautiful new plant that will bring sensational splash of colour to your garden!

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Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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