Happy October my loves.
At one point this year October seemed so far away but hey we are here now, so let’s enjoy it to the fullest.
One of the things I enjoy to the fullest is decorating for every season, and fall is one of my favorites. Two weeks ago we started decorating our front porch and had to go back to get more pumpkins, because there is no such thing as too many pumpkins in my book.
Now if you know me and have been following for a while you will also know that I love to save, so we went on the hunt to get the most for our money and ended in the Houston Garden Centers. If you are not in Houston, HEB normally has really good deals on their pumpkins as well, but HGC has 50% all their plants and items so it was so worth it.
Plus we got to take cute pictures of the girls while picking out their pumpkins.
Here is the final product!
Now to the part, we are all really interested in.. MUM CARE. So every year we buy three mums and every year within two weeks they are dead. I know I have a black thumb but in my hopes to plant a garden next spring I needed to start small and do the research. After visiting a few sites and reading up on all the tips I came up with a very short and easy list. You know so we can at least give it a try!
How To Take Care of your MUMS.
- Give them sunlight. Mums need sunlight to live, most articles I read they said that they need at least 4 hours a day. Which now makes complete sense why the mum on my back porch died.
- Water daily. The biggest mum killer, lack of water. I honestly forget to drink water myself so imagine my mums. This year as soon as I grab my cup of coffee or warm milk I automatically water them.
- Lastly, if you have the change re-pot them. I keep mine in the container I get from the store and never repot them, but according to the experts (all my garden people) repotting gives them more of a chance to live at least through early winter.
Most sites said that if you do 1 and 2 your mums will last you at least to thanksgiving, which is an eternity in my books since mine normally only last 2-3 weeks tops.
Hope you find this post useful and that, together, we can keep our MUMS alive. ;))