Mums Are Popular Fall Plant

(Lewistown, IL) -- Fall is a fun, exciting and busy time for gardeners. Many gardening activities are done in fall and some can only be done now. Rhonda Ferree, Horticulture Educator with the University of Illinois Extension says that she thinks of fall as the start of next year's growing season not the end of this gardening year. Mums or chrysanthemums to some, are a very popular fall flowering plant. They have been described as "the last smile of the departing year" because it takes a pretty good frost to discourage a mum. The range of mum types available is never-ending and the choices for the gardener are many. Mums may be transplanted while in bloom, which makes them useful for instant landscapes in the fall.