Learn Chrysanthemum care in this mini plant profile about the mums in your garden so you can help them thrive year after year (and attract tons of fall pollinators)!



Fall-blooming flowers have so much to offer. Adding color and beauty to your fall garden, they’ll reward you and help you transition from your prolific summer garden into the cooler months of fall. 

Luckily, we’re here to tell you that not only did we buy too many fall bulbs (like, hundreds), we have great suggestions for you that will help you plant them in very little time (including this tool that we used which is amazing).

This quick podcast will cover quick, efficient care so that you can enjoy your mums  tools to help you plant your flowering bulbs in as little time as possible.

This episode is perfect for a beginning gardener or new homeowner who wants to learn useful tips about caring for your garden mums. 



Chrysanthemum Plant Care

A fall favorite, these cottage garden flowers will bloom profusely throughout most of the fall with proper care. Plus, they’ll attract tons of pollinators and require very little maintenance.


Garden Mum Quick Facts:

  • In the Asteraceae family.
  • Are considered a herbaceous perennial.
  • Related to Asters, Coneflowers, Chrysanthemums, and even Lettuce.
  • Have small to medium-sized, round flowers with white outer petals and a yellow inner center.
  • Bloom during the summer.
  • Sunset= Zones A1 to A3; 1 to 24. USDA= Hardy to zones 4a to 10b.
  • Prefer full sun with some shade in the hottest zoned climates.
  • They like well-draining, enriched soil.
  • Need regular to moderate watering.
  • Native to China, Japan, and parts of Europe.
  • Low to moderate level of maintenance, with most maintenance happening after blooming and stems.




Plant Care Supplies

Chrysanthemums are perfect for beginners to more experienced gardeners due to their variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. It’s no wonder they are one of the favorites of the fall garden.

Now that you have learned a bit about their maintenance requirements, you need the proper tools for caring for them. This is a crucial step along your journey to your Chrysanthemum plant care, almost as important as choosing the plants themselves. The question is do you have all the tools you need?

If not, below are some recommendations to specific tools we use that will support your Chrysanthemum plant maintenance. Or, if you need to shop for other garden plants for this summer or fall, click here to find what you need!


1) For Planting 

Hand Trowel



2) For Watering

Garden Hose

You’ll need some type of garden hose for your plants and this is one of the highest-rated on Amazon from Flexzilla. It is flexible, durable, and comes in multiple lengths for whatever size your yard.


Watering Wand

Water Timer

Here’s a huge time-saving tip, set up a drip hose and a water timer so you don’t have to waste time, water, or money hand watering your plants.

We love this water timer by Orbit because it is easy to set up, has a manual override option for when you need your hose, and features two hose attachments which is awesome.



3) For Deadheading or Trimming

Pruning Shears

You will need a good, sturdy pair of pruning shears and these are the best in our opinionThese pruning shears from Corona are super sharp and stay sharp.

These would be perfect for deadheading, snipping, or other general light pruning tasks. We use ours all the time!



Flower Books 

If you’re looking for further educational resources about all types of perennials, these books below are great educational references!

The first book is our new eBook which we’re so excited to show you! The two books below that can be found on Amazon at the links below.

Four-Season Gardening

If you want to create a four-season garden featuring specific, beautiful plants that bloom during specific seasons, look no further than our new book!

In Four-Season Gardening, we’ll teach you plant care tips for 15 seasonal plants and seasonal gardening tricks that could be the difference between a thriving garden and a ho-hum garden. Check it out!

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

This is a great reference guide for tons of plants from the American Horticultural Society.

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

This book has stunning images, how-tos, and planting information to grow your own cutting garden.

Or, if you need to shop for other garden plants for this fall, click here to find what you need!



Conclusion for Chrysanthemum Care

Fall-blooming Chrysanthemums will reward you with beautiful garden color and the pollinators with fall food sources.

Armed with your new knowledge of plant care, your plants can thrive for months to come.

Now we want to hear from you!

What other questions do you have about your Chrysanthemums? Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!




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Learn Chrysanthemum care in this mini plant profile about the mums in your garden so you can help them thrive year after year (and attract tons of fall pollinators)!


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Today’s Topic: 

Chrysanthemum Care

In this podcast, you’ll learn how to properly care for the chrysanthemums in your fall garden


Free Fall Gardening chapter from our ebook, “Four-Season Gardening”.


What You’ll Learn:

  • Quick facts about our featured plant.
  • Links to buy helpful garden mum tools.
  • Links for further resources or education.


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