I Can't Keep Mums Alive! Help!
Just to preface, I have a green thumb. I have such luck with so many plants, whether they're started from plant, seed, bare root, what have you. There are many things in my garden that I couldn't kill if I wanted to. However...
Here it is, almost fall, and the garden centers are full of gorgeous mums in beautiful fall colors. I try to avoid temptation, but invariably I'll buy a few. And it never fails, a few weeks later, they're dead where they stand. I've tried them in every spot in my garden, full sun, part sun, front garden, back garden. I've tried watering them, tried keeping them drier, what have you, and nothing.
Why can't I keep mums alive!!!!??? (sorry, rant over)
But seriously, any advice?