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ladyschweig
Culpeper, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2011
7:14 PM

Post #8854736

Does anyone know of any good books on Chrysanthemum care, cultivation, etc?

I have been enjoying the football type mums my uncle has been supplying me with for the past five years and this year I am experimenting with some exhibition type mums. I'd love to read more about their history and culture. I'd also love a good reference guide for my library. I have access to a really amazing library and I'm shocked not to find any mum books published past 1950!
fleur_guy
Parma, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 19, 2011
9:00 AM

Post #8855457

You might try the National Chrysanthemum Society or Google 'chrysanthemum culture' or even YouTube will give you some helpful hints. Check to see if you have a local Mum Society, they are always willing to help.
Try this link and click on handbooks
http://www.mums.org/
ladyschweig
Culpeper, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8857584

I'll check them out.

I find YouTube helpful for tasks. Books, though... nothing beats curling up with a good garden book on a long winter night and dreaming!

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