Photo by Melody
Congratulations to all our photo contest participants! Check out the winning photos here. We will have the 2015 calendars available to order from Zazzle soon.

Mums and Asters: Mum Pruning Terms

Communities > Forums > Mums and Asters
bookmark
Forum: Mums and AstersReplies: 0, Views: 44
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2007
10:40 PM

Post #3783271

Branching (or taking of the branches) - the removal of extra stems in order to restrict the plant to one, two or more stems. Branching can also apply to removal of the side shoots that appear on stems at various points where the leaves have previously grown on the stem. They are not removed when a "spray" is desired but allowed to remain and have one bud and eventually one bloom on each new growth branch.

Stopping - taking the upper several inches of a stem off the plant in order to delay future vegetative growth of the plant as well as one or more of the remaining stems. Pinching is a method of stopping.

Time pinch - pinching at a precise date in order to have the plant develop a bloom or several blooms at a determined date in the future. Hence, the reason for the 100 day pinch approach to achieve blooms on a particular show date.

Disbudding - the removal of the surrounding buds that develop on a terminal bud in order that only the center bud is allowed to develop one future bloom. You can grow flowers on the first, second, third, or even fourth crown by removing the first, second or third crowns as long as there remains a lateral branch just below that particular crown.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Mums and Asters Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Mum's the Word... SILLYLILY 18 Nov 23, 2009 6:47 PM
Aster Blue Ribbon Sue_WA 8 Nov 27, 2009 11:54 PM
Pinching back mums...... orange_knickers 11 Aug 17, 2007 5:16 AM
Cutting back fall Asters? rainy_jane 27 Aug 30, 2007 3:26 PM
How many others have lost their mum? leaflady 40 Jul 9, 2007 1:56 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America