At last! Mums the Word: Secrets to Growing Chrysanthemums for Home and Show has been published! Editor Debby Alten of G8Press was fabulous to work with and Alison Anderson designed the beautiful cover using pictures taken by Dale Welcome of my mums blooms in November 2011. All of the back and front cover mums won blue ribbons at the 2011 Descanso Chrysanthemum Society Exhibition Show.
I wrote this book to help new growers be successful in their first try at growing mums for home and exhibition shows. The book describes how to grow mums and is organized by monthly tasks. Chapter topics include doing your own cuttings; buying rooted cuttings; transferring plants to larger pots; pinching back plants in June and July; staking each stem; leaf care; preparing blooms to exhibit in shows; judging standards, and winter care of plants.
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Yes, I am a happy author today!