Southern Illinois Grown Garden Mums!
We raise our own fall mums right here on our farm in Pope County Illinois to add to our own market and fall decor offerings as well as to supply nurseries and other local growers with local mum buying options. Starting in September, our colorful, decorative garden mums are for sale, with quantity discounts and bulk pricing available upon request. We sell direct to our customers as well as to florists, garden stores and more.
Our family’s mum journey started in the summer of 2017 just after moving to our new property in Golconda, IL. We moved in the middle of summer and wanted to focus on a fall crop to compliment our pumpkins. 2018 will be our second year of growing mums and we’re adding new unique color varieties like a lime green mum and a purple mum!
Our mums are a touch different than the mums you find in most stores. For starters, our Southern Illinois grown mums are not forced into an early, unnatural bloom. Forcing a mum is done by exposure to shorter daylight periods and longer dark or night periods usually in darkened greenhouses or with black plastic. The mums that we grow are right behind our house in the same climate as our customers and they bloom naturally according to their variety’s particular bloom time. They are natural season mums that can be planted in the ground and cared for like other perennial plants for overwintering.
Another difference with our locally raised mums is that you’ll get healthier, less stressed plants. Often times growers have to use a growth regulator to appease stores delivery dates or to allow for long shipment and transport times. Our mums aren’t shipped or transported in from out of state so they haven’t been stressed or treated with growth regulators.
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