August 25, 2017

Mums the word

The First Truck of Mums has Arrived.

We have hundreds in stock Fall is a kind of "Second Spring."  It's a great time to "re-color" your containers and flower beds.  Zaino’s stocks hundreds of Mums in the widest variety of colors and sizes.  Homeowners love Mums because they are drought and disease-resistant and they stretch out the gardening season by months.

When is The Best Time to Plant?

Yesterday was the best day to plant. But today is a close second. Mums that are planted in late August and early September will root and continue to grow late into fall.  The best planting sites have lots of sun and soil that drains.  The most common problem with Mums comes from planting them in soil that doesn't drain.  It’s ok to plant them in big clumps or to space them out.  If you want to have them for next year, you should take "container Mums and plant them in the ground before the first hard frost.  

How to Care for Mums...

Keep your Mums watered throughout the season. This is really important when you transplant them.  You also should water them at the base.  If you water them over the top, you have a chance that the buds will turn brown