ProTip: Tie Up Your Mums
Are you like Nat and I and get your mums from Costco? You know the massive ones in the big plastic pot that is good enough to display on your front porch as-is? Then, my friend, I have a tip for you: Get ahead of things by tying up a piece of string or twine about 1/2 up the plant. That way, they won't splay on you when the buds flower out and get top heavy.