Wondering how to brighten up your apartment patio or balcony now that fall is around the corner? The plants that looked so cheery last spring are withering away so freshen up your space with some container planted mums.
Mums are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors and are able to grown in almost every region of New England. By selecting the proper varieties, you can have colorful blooms to enhance your patio from August through November. Nearly all of these flower buds can survive temperatures as low as 27 degrees! That means you can enjoy your outdoor haven right up through Thanksgiving.
Once your mums are planted, be sure to keep them moist by watering regularly and checking that they have adequate drainage to prevent root rot.
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