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Mums are a different breed of plant in my opinion. They start out from just a little piece of a branch from the mother plant, grow for 4 months, bloom, and then die for the winter. If you plant them, they usually return the following year and will get much larger.
Mums come in so many colors, yellow, Orange, bronze, red, purple, white, pink, and that is just the solid colors.
Mums the word
Sun: is when the sun is shining on the area all day long with no hope of relief
Shade: is when the area does not get direct sunlight on it at all or maybe just a few minutes.
Part Shade: is usually when the area gets good long morning and/or early afternoon sun, but is in the shade during the heat of the day.
So, the next time you read a label on a plant, think about where the sun goes down in your yard, and you will be just fine.
Have you ever wondered what is involved with growing roses? I have wondered that in the past, before and this year I have decided to tackle the chore of growing some container roses to sell to the public. We purchased about 250 floribunda, grandiflora and knockout roses bareroot.
What does bareroot mean? It means that someone else grew them from a twig to a farely decent size in very loose soil, and they dug them up, shook the dirt off and sent them to me to put in a pot. I took a picture of one of the bareroot plants for you to see what it looks like.
Instructions came with the plants and we had to soak the roots in water overnight before we could put them in a pot. We couldn’t pot them in the wind or even in the direct sun because we could not let the roots dry out.
After hours of preparation and determination, we were ready to begin the process of potting up these 250 roses.