Thursday, November 18, 2010

mums = massive fail

The elementary school across the street from our house is an eyesore, but I do enjoy the beautiful fall mums planted there.



Look at that vibrant color!


The school has one up on me this year. Look at my mums below. See the hint of color on a few of the blossoms? That's the color they're supposed to be: a rich, brick red. Most of the blooms are brown because they're dead.


I have no idea what happened, but all five pots of my mums are dead. Can mums not tolerate plenty of direct sunlight? Does anyone know? I've tried to be diligent about watering them.


I'm disappointed the mums didn't last through my Thanksgiving company. If you have tips for keeping these plants alive (for next year), please share!

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