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Welcome Fall With Bachman’s-Grown Mums

Mum’s the word? Nope, not this time! It’s no secret we’d happily sing the praises of this fabulous fall plant from the tallest treetops of Minnesota’s forests. Of all the amazing flowers, plants and garden additions that enhance our lives this season, there’s one that reigns supreme over the rest — and that’s the mum. The Queen Mum, if you will.

What’s more, it boasts indoor and outdoor varieties. That means while outdoor garden mums are boosting your landscape, indoor floral mums are beautifying your home. Both are available at Lunds & Byerlys, and both can surround you with the allure of autumn all season long. Here’s how to care for each one so you can enjoy them as long as possible.

Focusing On Fall Indoors

You’re contemplating ways to spruce up your home for the changing of the seasons and your wandering eye spots a few empty spaces on shelves and end tables just looking to be filled. Leave it to the mums! Pick your preferred color — orange, red, yellow, white, two-toned, and more and watch these simple yet spectacular flowers bring autumn to life in any setting. Plus, each variety is grown on Bachman’s farm.

Light. The more, the merrier! Mums love light, so make sure whichever location you decide to display them gets plenty of bright, indirect light each day.

Water. All that sun would make anyone thirsty! Hydrated mums are happy mums. Keep their
soil consistently moist to keep them from drying out.

Maintenance. Deadhead wilted flowers and foliage to give your plant more strength to produce
newer buds and blooms. Getting rid of those that no longer look their best means the better quality blooms aren’t competing with wilted blossoms for necessary water and nutrients.

Adding Colorful Curb Appeal

Also Bachman’s-grown, outdoor garden mums don’t have far to travel from the time they’re just little buds on the farm to the time they’re beautifying your landscape. Available in a rich array of autumnal hues that include red, bronze, yellow, purple and white, these mums become the envy of the garden every fall. And since they’re hardy enough to handle a hint of frost, you’ll be basking in their beauty for months.

Light. Just like their indoor counterparts, outdoor mums are lovers of sunny locales. Plant them in garden beds and window boxes that receive full sun, or add them to any outdoor container that can be set in a sunny area for the season.

Water. Once they’re established, your garden mums should be kept evenly moist, but not soaking wet. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry between waterings to ensure you aren’t overdoing it.

Maintenance. When first planting garden mums in the ground, feed them a 10-10-10 granular fertilizer to get them off to a good start. Add a layer of mulch around them to cool the soil, conserve water and control weeds.

Pick up indoor floral and outdoor garden mums at Lunds & Byerlys today, and enjoy your seasonal transition to all things fall!