A Warm Fall

Has led to this….

Not a good year for mums

Michigan has had above normal temperature for the entire month of September and first half of October. They say the second half of October will be below average.  Unfortunately, that’s not going to help things.  The warm temperatures have caused mums to look bad. Mums are very sensitive to temperature. They like it on the cool side and that has not happened.  Mums will normally last well through October/November but it’s not looking like that will happen this year. This past week I have gotten many phone calls and emails from clients asking what is wrong with their mums.  Most assume it’s something they have done wrong, but it’s not!  We can’t control Mother Nature and this is in the hands of Mother Nature.
There’s not much you can do except:

Pinch off the brown flowers
Under the old flowers are new buds that will flower

Even the Jack-O-Lanterns aren’t fairing so well in the warm weather!

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