Everything You Need to Know About Planting Mums, the Reigning Fall Flower

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April showers may bring May flowers, but stunning flowers for fall? That's a bit more groundbreaking. If you're craving more than just leafy greenery, the solution is simple. Enter fall's favorite flower: mums.


Classically seasonal, mums are the obvious starting point when you're planning a fall garden. And if you're a newbie, the good news is that they're basically no-maintenance — you just have to choose the right soil. Adding Miracle-Gro® All Purpose Garden Soil to your garden feeds your blooms for up to three months, and can improve existing soil to help roots grow nice and strong.

Video of the Day

For more advice on how to set your mums up for success, watch the video below before you plant, grab a hot (preferably pumpkin-spiced) beverage, and bask in your gardening win.



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