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Old 11-15-2008, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Ok, my mums which were a housewarming gift (in big pots) have finally died back. I'm told they will come back following winter but what do I do in the meantime? I've cut back the flowers and dead parts, but where do I store the rest? It will get very cold here... don't have alot of room inside to store dormant plants. But they are such beautiful flowers I'd love to see them grow again.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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They should be ok out side in the cold...... Here in Wisconsin mine sit out in pots and I have some in the ground and all do well.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: SW Colorado
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I have a related question that I hope someone can answer for me. I have mums and Shasta daisies that are outside in a planter. These were just put in over this past summer and fall. How far back do you cut them so that they will bloom again in the summer? Do you cut just below the bloom or all the way to the base of the stem? Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: rain city
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I have a related question that I hope someone can answer for me. I have mums and Shasta daisies that are outside in a planter. These were just put in over this past summer and fall. How far back do you cut them so that they will bloom again in the summer? Do you cut just below the bloom or all the way to the base of the stem? Thanks for your help!
No worries, they really don't care how you do it. They will completely regrow next spring.

Just hack off most of the brown plant parts. You can leave a couple of inches, no need to get right down to the ground.

The 2 main reasons for cutting them back:
1) the brown dead stuff is ugly
2) leaving the decaying foliage and plant parts invites rot and bugs and molds and mildew.

So you just want to tidy up the dead parts and get rid of decayed debris. The plant will come back next spring whether you clean it up or not. (well, most of the time)
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Location: SW Colorado
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azoria - Thank you for your response,that helps a lot!
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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I have grown shasta daises a few years now and they are neat little flowers. Each winter mine die back and each spring come back out of the ground. It's neat watching them spread as they grow each and every summer. Really makes a nice ground cover.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Sometimes mums grown in pots won't winter well outside, they're babied in warm greenhouses and the shock can kill them.. You can cut them back to about 1-2" left of the stem bases and just put the pots in the basement for the cold months. When it starts to warm up, bring them out and start watering, they'll start growing again all on their own. Another option is to dig small holes in a flowerbed or garden, just big enough for the pot to sink into, leaving about 1" of pot sticking up above ground level and winter that way. Cover with leaves and wait for spring. I do this with wisteria plants that I have growing in pots (the buried in the garden thing) and they thrive every year when I lift the pots for summer.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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I have some plants that died as well. I haven't cut off the dead stems yet, but I will, now that I've the responses. But I still water the roots once a week. Is that ok, or should I wait till spring to do that? I'm assuming that the roots need water during the winter. I've been keep it it my livingroom near that window so that I could still get some sun.

So, does it still need sun and water? I treat it as it it's still alive to "maintain" the roots. Please tell me if I'm doing the right thing!

Thanks
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: rain city
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I have some plants that died as well. I haven't cut off the dead stems yet, but I will, now that I've the responses. But I still water the roots once a week. Is that ok, or should I wait till spring to do that? I'm assuming that the roots need water during the winter. I've been keep it it my livingroom near that window so that I could still get some sun.

So, does it still need sun and water? I treat it as it it's still alive to "maintain" the roots. Please tell me if I'm doing the right thing!


This plant is in your living room?

Perennial temperate zone plants that go dormant in the winter.....do so outside.

Do you know what kind of plant[s] you have there?
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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This plant is in your living room?

Perennial temperate zone plants that go dormant in the winter.....do so outside.

Do you know what kind of plant[s] you have there?
Oh, wow, I didn't know that. I am still learning about plants and how to care for them, so bear with me.

Can my plant still be saved?

I do not know what kind of plant it is, but here's a pic of how beautiful it was:

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/i...g?t=1235540620
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