Posted by Newt on May 21, 2003 at 23:45:44:
In Reply to: mums posted by Sab on May 20, 2003 at 17:44:23:
: This year is my first attempt at any gardening ever. I have three pots of mums that were here when I bought the house. BEAUTIFUL blooms last fall! I was told to cut them back after all the flowers had died and so I did. I also put cedar mulch on them to help keep them warm (and the MD winter was colder than normal!). Only one pot has any green in it at this point (mid May) and that is only a tiny bit. When should I expect to see new growth, even just green?? Are they dead?? :-(
The good news is that you have one mum left. I too live in Maryland and just putting mulch on top of them wouldn't be enough to protect them in the winters here unless you're on the Eastern Shore. You would have to either bury the pots or put the mums in the ground. Most people just grow them as annuals and toss them after they bloom because they take up garden space all summer and don't usually bloom until late in the season.