Should the mums in our yard be blooming?
Question:Aren't they supposed to bloom in the fall?
Mums are typically pinched back repeatedly, beginning when they are only about four inches high and continuing until about the fourth of July. This procedure delays their flowering until fall and at the same time makes them dense and bushy. In some cases, it is possible to enjoy their spring bloom and then cut them back and fertilize them to encourage a second flush of bloom in the fall.
Since they have already devoted energy to forming the buds, you might as well enjoy the blooms now. Then pinch them back and fertilize.
usually, but it's been a weird weather year...
some varieties will bloom earlier than others.. do they always bloom in the fall for you?
I'm not sure how you're weather's been, but that could be affecting things. Typically, most mums bloom in late summer and fall.
It is not unusual for them to have buds at this time of year. The best way to get the best bloom out of them, is to pinch the buds off 1-2 times during the summer. They will keep regrowing buds everytime you pinch, fuller each time.
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