Fall Decor Ideas with Chrysanthemums

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I walked into a store a few weeks ago and right at the entrance were the most GORGEOUS mums I have ever seen. They were yellow, orange and maroon, perfect colors for fall.  I knew right away I wanted them on my front porch.  I even told my husband that I wanted to buy them and build the front porch decor around the gorgeous mums.

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I’ve been looking up fall decor ideas using chrysanthemums since. Here are some amazing outdoor decor ideas using mums.

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I found these gorgeous indoor mum displays, too.

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I started doing some research on how to grow and care from Chrysanthemums.  I found a very insightful resource on the Miracle-Gro® website.  There I found information on how to plant mums, proper care, potting and decor ideas.

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For potted plants, Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix is ideal.  It continue sly feeds your plants for up to 6 months.  The Miracle-Gro® rich continuously feeds your plants while the organic material within the mix help with drainage and air flow.

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The Miracle-Gro® LiquaFeed® feeds as easy as watering. It feeds plants through leave and roots and is safe to use with all flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs.

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If you are wanting to plant your chrysanthemums the Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil for Flowers & Vegetables is specially formulated for annuals, perennials, and vegetables. It would be ideal for planted mums.

Find beauty in the Fall with Miracle-Gro®’s a great regional gardening website.  You select your region then browse through all the useful Fall gardening resources.  You will learn how to add fall color to your landscape, growing fall or cool weather edibles, planting bulbs for the spring or planting trees and shrubs.

Of all the projects I browsed through, this one was my favorite…

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Here is a great tutorial for potting mums inside of pumpkins. I can’t wait to try it out. I promise to come back and show everyone how it turns out.

Here is what you will need:

Pumpkin

Sponge

Dish soap

Water

Towel

Newspaper

Kitchen knife

Spoon

Mums

Pot

When choosing a pumpkin, a pot and the mums make sure that the pot is larger then the mums and the pumpkin is larger than the pot.

First, place the pumpkin into a sink basin. Dampen a sponge and apply 1 tsp. of liquid dish soap. Wash the entire exterior of the pumpkin with the soapy sponge to remove any dirt and mud. Rinse the pumpkin clean, and dry it thoroughly with a towel.

Now, prepare the pumpkin much like you would for craving, except cut out a slightly larger top circle. Just reference the size of your pumpkin to the size of the pot and cut a circle out accordingly.

After removing the top, scoop out the insides with a spoon or a pumpkin scraper if you have one.

Next, carefully place the pot inside the pumpkin. If you need to cut the circle larger so that pot will fit. Fill about a fourth of the bottom of the pot with Miracle-Gro® Potting Soil. Carefully tap the mum container to free the mums, roots and soil from the container it came home in.  Place the mums, roots and soil into the pot inside the pumpkin. Gently fill the pot with more Miracle-Gro® Potting Soil, covering the roots and giving the stems a slightly firm surface.

Now water your mums and enjoy!  You’ll want to keep the soil damp.  The pumpkin container will only last as long as a carved pumpkin normally does.  So, this would be a short lived decoration. Just remove the potted mums after your pumpkin starts to go bad and look into some other fall decor ideas for your mums.  You could check out the linked ideas above for decor ideas.

Check out the Miracle-Gro Facebook page for more ideas and chat with other fellow gardeners, share stories and fall gardening tips.

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7 thoughts on “Fall Decor Ideas with Chrysanthemums”

  1. These are beautiful displays! I just adore mums for this time of year. I bought a very large one at Costco last week — beautifully full and healthy. I’m watching it closely, because it’s still quite hot here in the AZ desert.

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