Mums are everywhere in the fall and they make a tempting impulse buy when in full bloom. While mums will stay in flower for weeks, many gardeners do not realize there are hardy perennial mums that can be planted in the garden and will improve year after year. Maybe you’ve purchased mums labeled ‘hardy’ only to be disappointed the following spring when they didn’t survive. The key to a truly hardy mum is selecting the right variety and giving it time to establish itself in your garden, before winter comes. Here’s a quick tip to helping your garden mums survive the winter.
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