Monday, December 1, 2008

Chrysanthemums care


After the roots have been established and the new growth has begun light pruning will greatly enhance the look of your mums. Chrysanthemums bloom from mid summer into fall, pinching off the growing tips until the middle of July will make your mum bushier with a larger number of blooms. It is also important not to prune the dead growth off.


A number of insects, especially aphids, as well as several fungus diseases, such as rust, mildew, and blight, are commonly found on chrysanthemums. The regular use of chemical Dust that controls most chewing insects, sucking insects, and fungus diseases, will stop damage before it gets started. In cases of bad infestations of disease, remove infected leaves to increase ventilation, water from below.

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