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by buzylady on September 13, 2006 12:34 AM
Hey everyone. How do you like the fallish weather? I love sweater weather. If I only didn't know what's coming.
I'd like to get all my mums blooming now. Can I feed them some blooming fert. Or should I just wait for them. I can't wait. Everything else is about done blooming and I miss it all.
I didn't pinch any of the mums this summer. Didn't need to. They grew great but didn't bud up.
Diane

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by alankhart on September 13, 2006 02:26 AM
I don't think there's anything you can do to make your mums bloom right now...you'll just have to wait until they're ready. A bloom fetilizer will only help make them bloom longer and better, but won't make them bloom at a specific time.

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by buzylady on September 14, 2006 07:02 AM
Oh Ok. Thanks.

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by njoynit on September 16, 2006 10:37 AM
they bloom due to lighting(spring`longer light Fall`shorter light)also they're are different types mums and some are early some are mid season some are later.This is a good site for mums.
http://www.kingsmums.com/

Mine didn't grow as tall either.I useually cut them back by HALF(leaveing 2 ft) in July.This time I just pinched the tips.My bronze mum did not bloom this spring.Its actually in a jungle right now.I guess should move it huh.my cuttings from fall last yr are just starting to bud.they are in a shaded area.

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by patches1414 on September 17, 2006 01:12 AM
Thanks for the wonderful link, njoynit! [kissies] Great site! [thumb] I found some really great quill and spider mums I want to check out! [Wink]

I always keep my mums pinched back until about mid-July because it seems to give me more blooms [clappy] and makes the plant more bushy and compact! I've been doing this for years and I love the results! [Love]

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by njoynit on September 17, 2006 04:10 AM
yep...I grew them that way up north too.A longer growing season sure beats the crap out of SNOW.Now I get blooms spring& fall.

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by tkhooper on September 17, 2006 08:33 AM
That is a great site. I plan to take a good long look at it one of these days.

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