What shall I do with my Mum?

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  1. Rafiki Rafiki Rafiki

    Rafiki Rafiki Rafiki <font color=peach>I took matters into my own hands

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    or mums, that is. I have 6 still in my beds from the fall. It never froze here; they never died. I think they will die if I don't uproot them and take them out of the South Texas heat....

    any ideas?
     
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  3. Bildmouse

    Bildmouse <font color=teal>Where does the time go!<br><font

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    You might try cutting them back to get fresh sprouts for this year.
     
  4. shep

    shep Let me tell ya about our 2008 trip out west...

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    thats what i was gonna say...cut them back...
     
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    If the mum's are planted in good soil and watered regularly you should not have a problem.

    I do not know what the rules for mum are in Texas, but here in the Northeast a weekly pinching back until July 15 will produce bushy strong stemmed mums that flower in the fall.
     
  6. Rafiki Rafiki Rafiki

    Rafiki Rafiki Rafiki <font color=peach>I took matters into my own hands

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    perhaps I should have qualified that with--there are no blooms on the mums. Should I cut back all the foliage to the ground, or should I just leave the small green bush?
     
  7. ccbob

    ccbob Earning My Ears

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    I'd recommend cutting the foliage back to about 3 or 4 inches. With water, you should see new growth fairly quickly.
     

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