How to Care for Your Mums

How to Care for Your Mums

How to Care for Your Mums

Fun Fact

Chrysanthemum – or “mums” – come in a wide range of varieties but all originated from the same parent flower in China. Nowadays they can all be categorized into two types of mums: florist and garden. Florist mums are grown in greenhouses and used for cutting – as the name implies – by florists. These are the ones you can buy at the store for bouquets and indoor plants. Garden mums, on the other hand, are the hardier of the two. These can can survive winters by producing underground stolens and thrive as perennials.

Location

When adding mums to your garden, find a spot that gets about six hours of sun a day. While mums do love the full sun, that heat means they will need plenty of water – especially if you live in an area with warm autumns. Both florist and garden mums also make great potted plants, either alone or with other autumn blooms. Their variety of colors make for rich floral combinations!

Water

Watering your chrysanthemums once a day or every other day is sufficient unless they are located in a very hot and sunny location. Do not pour water through the dense blooms, it’s better to water the soil at the base directly. When repotting, it’s a good idea to soak the soil in the new pot completely. If the soil gets dry or they start to wilt, don’t worry, mums are hardy plants and revive well after watering again.

Temperature

Mums are some of the most well-known heralds of autumn. These flowers bloom practically everywhere once the summer blossoms start to fade away making them fall favorites. Mums are hardy blossoms that can withstand colder temperatures – down to 20° Fahrenheit – but prefer the 60-70° Fahrenheit range. They don’t do well in hotter summer temperatures though – anything over 90° Fahrenheit.

Soil/Fertilizer

Mums grow well in both potting soil and soilless mixtures. The flower’s soil should be moist, not dry, and well-drained. If the soil isn’t draining properly, you can add compost. Soilless misxtured should provide good drainage, such as one made from peat moss, perlite, and coarse builder’s sand. If you’re planting them in your garden, plant the mums in raised beds with a well-draining garden soil mix.

Pests

Due to their pungent scent, mums are not particularly tasty to deer and the usual rodent pests. They are actually good at keeping animals out of your garden. While, mums produce the natural compound pyrethrin which keeps many insects away, there are some bugs you should watch for: aphids, mites, and leaf miner larva. To help prevent pests, you should be careful not to wet the leaves while watering and weed your garden regularly. If the mums are indoors, make sure the air isn’t too dry or too cool.

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Tea in the Garden

Tea in the Garden

Tea in the Garden

Tea In The Garden

Sunday, March 6, 2022, 12:00 – 3:00 PM at Clay Garden

Enjoy Tea In The Garden and light bites with a gorgeous view of the Clay 30A gardens. Guests will enjoy great company while raising funds for breast cancer patients along the Emerald Coast.

During the event there will live music, a photo booth sponsored by Own at the Beach Team, light bites by Swiftly Catered, complimentary rose by Good Clean Wine and Waterhouse Provisions, a silent auction and more! Big hats encouraged for a chance to win “Best Hat” prize.

Gather your friends and join us for Tea In The Garden at Clay30A benefiting Fore Her! Click for Event Flyer

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Tickets are:
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How to Care for your Poinsettia

How to Care for your Poinsettia

How to Care for your Poinsettia

Fun Fact

Poinsettia plants grow best during the winter months, which is why they are the most popular potted plant during the holidays. And, with good care, a poinsettia plant can maintain its beauty for much longer than the Christmas season.

Location

Because poinsettias are from Central America, they are used to a fair amount of sun. We recommend placing yours by a well-lit window, so that it can receive the proper amount of sunlight. East-facing windows are best so that they can catch the morning’s glow and bask in the afternoon’s shade. Make sure that no part of the plant touches the window pane, as this may harm the poinsettia.

Water

You should water your poinsettia whenever you feel the soil is dry or you see that some of the leaves are wilting. The key is to make sure that your poinsettia is not sitting in water by letting the water drain out the bottom. If the area where you are keeping your poinsettia tends to be dry, you may find yourself watering daily.

Temperature

These plants prefer from 65-70° Fahrenheit during the day and from 60-65° at night. The lower night temperatures help the poinsettias keep their brilliant color. Protect the plants from both hot and cold drafts from outside doors, heat registers or appliances. Never expose them to temperatures below 55° Fahrenheit

Soil/Fertilizer

Poinsettias grow in any well-draining potting soil. Fertilizing poinsettia plants is never recommended while they are still in bloom. Fertilize poinsettias only if you are keeping them after the holiday season. Apply fertilizer every two weeks or once a month using a complete houseplant fertilizer.

Pests

Houseplant pests that may infect poinsettia plants include whiteflies, Fungus gnats, mealy bugs and spider mites. Prevention is the best management strategy. When purchasing plants carefully check for whiteflies and other insects. Avoid purchasing insect-infested plants.

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Repot Your Plants in 10 Steps

Repot Your Plants in 10 Steps

Repot Your Plants in 10 Steps

01.

Make sure your plant is ready to be repotted. If it has been longer than 12 months or has roots growing through the bottom of the planter or is pushing beyond the top soil, it’s time to repot.

02.

Select the perfect pot. Add between a half-inch to two inches of width and depth – depending on the size of your plant – and ensure the new pot has adequate drainage holes.

03.

Thoroughly water your plant in its current container. Be sure to let it sit for at least an hour before proceeding.

04.

Lay down newspapers or old towels. If you’re repotting your plants indoors, you’ll want to protect your space from messes.

05.

Fill the new pot about a quarter of the way up with soil. Use a bit of compost, perlite or fertilizer in the bottom layer of the soil to help boost the plant’s growth even more.

06.

Gently remove your plant from the current container. Carefully hold the plant upside down. Run your fingers around the outside of the old container and down the base to loosen the roots. Lay your plant on its side being gentle not to break or rip any of its leaves or stems.

07.

Place the plant in it’s new home. Quick and gently, move the plant straight into its new pot. At this time, feel free to prune off any old growth, browning or bruised leaves, and leggy nodes.

08.

Add more soil to the top and pat it down nice and gently. There is no need to compact the soil.

09.

Water your repotted plant thoroughly once more. This will help your plant get all the nutrients it needs in its new home. Water your plant with room temperature water so it does not shock your plant.

10.

Keep your plant out of bright, direct sunlight for a few weeks. Keep an eye out for signs of shock such as dropping leaves or browning. Houseplants need time to acclimate to their new environment. Their roots may have been bruised or damaged during the transplant so give it a little extra TLC.

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