These mums have morphed into small bushes! And I simply can take no credit for it! I think Mike and I stuck these guys in the ground last Fall when they were finished decorating my front porch steps after Thanksgiving.
And they have really been this size all summer long! Of course, we had a "well-balanced" summer with the perfect amount of rain, sun and humidity.
And, well, let's face it, a few pounds of homemade kitty fertilizer (if you know what I mean) are working wonders!