HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR FALL MUMS
A very popular plant for late season color is fall mums, also called "Garden mums" or "Hardy mums". Fall mums were once known as Chrysanthemums, but taxonomists have recently changed their botanical name to Dendranthema x grandiflora. Fall mums are available in a wide selection of colors, flower types, shapes and sizes. They are a low maintenance, easy to grow plant that can be kept in containers or grown in beds. They are drought resistant and generally free of insect and disease pests.
Newly planted fall mums will not require any fertilizer this season. During the next growing season begin feeding your mums as new growth emerges with Schultz fertilizer. Feed your plants at least monthly until August.
REGROWING…the following Spring
ORNAMENTAL CABBAGE AND KALE
Plant these beauties now and watch them grow and change colors as the temperatures become cooler. These hardy plants will become bright purple, white and green and will shine through even when the snow starts to fly ! Pair them up with Fall Mums, pumpkins, cornstalks and scarecrows for the ultimate Fall display!
FALL IS A GREAT TIME TO DECORATE YOUR HOME. THERE ARE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES WITH AL OF THE GREAT CHOICES YOU WILL FIND HERE AT PHELPS NURSERY!
FALL IS FOR PLANTING !
Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. The cooler temperatures mean less watering and less stress on the plants. The plants will have plenty of time to grow a great root system before the ground freezes which means a stronger, healthier plant next year. You can continue planting through mid-October. Here at Phelps Nursery we restock fresh, new stock even now so that you have the same great choices as in Spring. Fall is also the best time to take advantage of GREAT Sales and Discounts, so plan next years' landscape now and SAVE !