We prepare chrysanthemums for winter and frosts
Now in a flower garden the ball of chrysanthemums corrects. Contrary to their name (from Greek chrysos - gold, anthemos - a flower), they please the eye and soul not only with shades of yellow, but with all the colors of the rainbow. But when the flowers and leaves of the chrysanthemums grow brown, then it's time for them to rest. How to organize the wintering of queens of autumn?
All Korean chrysanthemums (and also some multiflora) successfully hibernate in the open ground, provided they are properly prepared for the cold.
Once they bloom, cut the plants at an altitude from 15 to 25 cm above the soil level. If chrysanthemums in this year have gotten root leaves - leave it untouched.
The bushes need to be covered with pine needles or / and a straw layer of 3 cm and be covered with humus or peat.
When the temperature approaches zero, from above, sprinkle small twigs of spruce, oak or thorn bushes (without leaves). So you will ensure effective snow retention.
Chrysanthemum storage room
If you decide to grow thermophilic, tall, cut-through chrysanthemums. then for sure you are ready to take care of beautiful sissies. They are not in the teeth of our frost, which means that they will not spend the winter outside.
In an amicable way, they had to be moved to winter apartments even earlier, but if you did not, then do not put it off.
The ideal "berg" for demanding beauties will be a dry cellar with a moisture content of not more than 75% and a temperature not exceeding 6 ° C.
Plants, excavated with a large clod of earth, cleanse from dried shoots and dying foliage.
Place chrysanthemums in boxes or pots filled with fresh fertile mixture consisting of 2 humus parts, 1 part of peat, 0.5 part of sand and 2 parts of leafy land (in extreme cases it can be replaced by turf).
Until spring, water the plants no more often than 2-3 once a month.
Prepare autumn flower beds for planting chrysanthemums in spring
Are you planning to plant a couple of chrysanthemums next year? Correctly do - in the future they will add color to the sad late-autumn garden. Only to plant cuttings or seedlings of these flowers should be prepared in advance, that is now.
Choose a sunny, sheltered place on which perennial grasses, beans or annuals (except asters) grew until then, the potato and tomatoes are considered to be bad predecessors for chrysanthemums. Dredge the selected plot of land to a depth of 20-30 cm and add fertilizers: superphosphate (40-50 g / m2) and potassium salt (20-30 g / m2).
If the pH of the soil is below 6,5, then it is better to impart it with powdered chalk (400-500 g / m2). In the spring, as soon as the ground dries, you will have to dig up again (only not as deep as in the autumn), pick up the chrysanthemum place, process with a universal cutter and add an 1-2 humus bucket to each square meter of soil.
A note for the floriculturist
If the blossoming of your "queens of autumn" was destroyed by the first frosty frost, or worse, they did not blossom at all, then you will only have to blame yourself.
Just something you did wrong.
Understand the needs of this royal person, her agrotechnics and the secrets of long-bloom will be in the next spring, so that next autumn your dacha bears beautiful chrysanthemums
If your chrysanthemum is still in bloom, you can extend it, protecting the plants from short-term frosts - put a frame over them at a height of about 2 meters and first stretch the fabric, and on it - the film.
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