Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Chrysanthemums

My garden, at present, is blooming with Chrysanthemums. A hardy plant, not very exacting in requirements, Chrysanthemums increase the richness and beauty of your garden .I planted the cuttings in month of july and the plants were ready to be transplanted in the flowerbed in one month. When the plants were about six to eight inches their headshoots were pinched off.The sideshoots, thus produced were further pinched when they were about six inches long. This makes the plants bushy and increases the blooms. Also the compact plant does not tumble under the weight of its own flowers. Chrysanthemums love well drained loamy soil. Application of organic manure greatly increases the flower Yield. The hybrid varieties produce beautiful Ball shaped flowers when only one bud is allowed to mature.

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