Category Archives for Chrysanthemums

Garden Annuals for Naturalizing

It is not generally appreciated that annuals are ideal plants for naturalizing or broadcast sowing. This is often how they grow in their natural habitat, and by using this method some striking effects can be achieved at very little cost, … Continue reading

07. June 2017 by admin
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Saving Your Garden Seeds

THE fact that most annuals are raised from seed (a few can be propagated from cuttings) adds a greater significance and value to seed collecting. Practically every annual produces a rich harvest of seed, and collecting, drying and storing it … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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Annuals for Special Purposes

The Cool Greenhouse Few people have facilities for growing large quantities of annuals under glass and the cultivation of such plants in pots in the cool greenhouse involves a lot of work, but it pays handsome dividends and some magnificent … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Bringing Chrysanthemums into Flower

THE aim of this phase of culture is not so much to put more into the plant, but rather to allow what is already in to come to fruition without hindrance. As a result of careful treatment from the cutting … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Getting the Best Blooms from Your Chrysanthemums: Building the Framework

THE months of May, June and July and into the early days of August is the period of greatest growth, and the aim is to further that growth without promoting soft and sappy stems. The best blooms are produced on … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Caring for Chrysanthemums

Watering The aim should be to make that one watering sufficient for three weeks, during which period many cuttings will root. Don’t water again unless it is essential, and then give one good dose and leave it. Constant dewing over … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Special Treatments for Chrysanthemums

THE programme outlined is a basic one, suitable for most purposes, but there are certain variations and refinements which may be applied in special cases. Firstly let us examine the four main types of bloom in respect of their individual … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Growing Chrysanthemums: Laying the Foundations

THE chrysanthemum is propagated by cuttings made from young growth sent up from the base in winter and early spring. Actually, the real start is made at the end of the previous season. The Importance of Good Stock The cutting … Continue reading

02. June 2017 by admin
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Growing Chrysanthemums: Stopping and Timing

ONE of the attractions of the chrysanthemum is in the variety of ways it reacts to the grower’s intervention. The process of ‘stopping’ is a case in point. Stopping involves the removal of the small growing point at the apex … Continue reading

02. June 2017 by admin
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Pests Affecting Chrysanthemums

The important troubles encountered with the chrysanthemum are limited in number and the really dangerous ones are fewer still. Preventive Measures Prevention is far better than cure, and in this respect two principles must be thoroughly grasped. Weak unbalanced growth … Continue reading

02. June 2017 by admin
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