how to tell if your mums made it through the winter

How to tell if your mums made it through the winter

The answer is a bit tricky. Technically mums are annuals. That means that they complete their life cycle within a single growing season, die, and don’t come back. But this is where the answer becomes complicated. In certain situations, mums can actually be perennials. This means that they will bloom again in spring.  Your mums …

Will Your Mums Come Back Next Year? It Depends.

Written by Paige Vandiver You look forward to it every fall – heading to Stockslagers, perusing all of the pumpkins and painted gourds, autumn-themed ornaments and cider-scented candles sure to make your stoop and dining table are Pinterest-worthy! And of course, mums – the happy puffballs of of pure fall joy. These are the flowers …

The Queen of Fall Flowers: How the Chrysanthemum Became Autumn’s Favorite Flower

Chrysanthemums, or “mums”, for short, symbolize the last fanfare of color as summer turns to fall. In fact, the mum comes into its prime when most flowers are fading away, giving it distinction as a cool-weather flower that blooms September through November. Many of us grew up with mums decorating our doorways in the fall, …