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mums are coming back in their pots

Posted by mobyclick 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 25, 10 at 20:36

I live in zone 6 Connecticut shoreline. Two mum plants in their pots have lived out on the porch since the fall (shame on me, I know) and have escaped the dumpster b/c I've been so doggone busy... and good thing!

I looked down at them and saw some green leaves poking up from the dirt underneath all that dead brown flowers and leaves... so my question is how do I encourage them? Is it ok to prune back the dead stuff and pot the living part of it in a smaller pot, take it inside and fertilize weekly, or do I need to do something more?

I am pretty sure the new green leaves are mums and not some weeds , but I guess we'll see.

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RE: mums are coming back in their pots

I noticed the very same thing just todaygreen growth on my mums. I have a good feeling that they'll come back. It would be great to know the best way to encourage them.

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