Chrysanthemums in North Texas
Last Fall is the first time I took potted Chrysanthemums and placed them in my flower beds after they did the typical, decorative seasonal blooming.
I wasn't sure how to approach taking care of them after the blooms last October/November, so I sort of let them do their own "thing". I did clip off the old blooms, but otherwise I let the foliage naturally die back. This spring I cut off all the dead foliage and plenty of new, healthy foliage appeared in its place. Now (being middle of May to current date) I have blooming Chrysanthemums!
Is this normal??? I remember my grandmother growing these flowers in her beds...but don't recall more than one blooming frenzy per year.
I would appreciate anyone's approach on how to care for these plants. I want to see them bloom this Fall, but not sure if I did the right thing this Spring.