Mums and Asters
When is a good time to transplant mums. I have two extremely large ones that need a new home. They are along a sidewalk which is going to be replaced this month and I have a new spot waiting for them. They are still blooming however, and I'm assuming they loved all the water I've had to give my perennial beds this summer. But they are now too large for the space. Now or spring?
Asters.....I love the beautiful colors of asters but all the ones I have either are rabbit food or get too tall and bare legged. I've pinched them back before July 4th but they still get too tall. Is there a way to keep them short without them getting "bare-legs". another feature I dislike.
How do the growers get their potted mums and asters so round and beautiful? Is this possible in a garden? Can you shear them back in a rounded shape prior to their setting buds?