Mums in planters? PICS
I just purchased my first mums - I believe they are half gallon pots.
Dummy me - I have some spectacular ferns in urn planters, and beautiful coco hanging baskets with coleus, alyssum, sweet potato vine..I was so proud b/c I did them myself this year...I decided to empty the leftover water from my miracle grow sprayer, and dumped it (along with the granules of undissolved fertilizer) into my ferns and hanging baskets.
What was I thinking????????? (sad to say this isn't the first time I've done this - thankfully, it was limited to my annuals this time around)
Needless to say, my beautiful annuals and ferns are slowly browning.
So, instead of buying new ferns and annuals at this point in the season, I decided to grab a bunch of mums that were on sale - at least they'll give me nice color into fall.
My question is, how big can I expect them to get? I'm unsure how many to plant in a hanging basket. My coco hanging baskets are 16" or 17" in diameter, with a nice depth.
Do I plant one or two per basket? I'm afraid to overcrowd them as I have no idea how full these get.
Visually speaking...I have two hanging baskets, one on each side of my garage, and then at the base of the garage I have my urn planters under each hanging basket that hold my browning ferns.
I bought a combo of two colors - a red and an orangy red mums.
I'll have mums everywhere...my cross to bear...but I'm undecided if I should plant one color in the planters and the other color in the hanging baskets or combine the colors in each of them.
What will look best?