Sunday, November 23, 2008

Growing Chrysanthemums

I grow most of the chrysanthemums in my garden beds. I sow annual chrysanthemums in late summer. There are many kinds of chrysanthemums, some annual and some perennial. The garden annual group that blooms in late summer is easy to grow from seeds sown in open ground as soon as it can be worked. They are suitable for mass color effects in your garden. Planted in well-drained soil, they will grow for several years in most any climate if mulched during the winter. They are usually propagated by seeds or by cuttings of young, firm shoots. The florist's mum group has a good many varieties that are perfectly hardy and can be grown in the home garden. There are several other kinds of chrysanthemums, including many plants often called daisies that have a place in many home gardens.

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