Pinching back mums

My mums are flowering already. It's June and I was wondering if it would be okay if I pinch them back and move them from a shady location to a sunny area. My main concern is that they will not flower in the fall.About Google Groups Beta
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9. My question isn't answered here. Where I can get more info?

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My mums are bulking up with buds too. Cut them half back now and they'll double the amount of stems and double or triple flowers. Just keep watered while they're recovering. I sometimes cut mine back once more in the middle to end of July to get a late late blooming. But they do just fine with one good whacking. Mine are in huge pots, the stems droop nicely around the pot despite that it's their second growth and bloom by the end of August into September, October and even early November.
You can even fertilize with time release Osmocote pellets or top dress your mums with compost after you cut them back. they'll love you for it and it will make a healthier root structure, which is important for good display and more plants as it matures outwards from the center. If you'd like to divide those mums if you think they're too huge, just slice thru the center of the main plant if it's at least two years old and leave the severed part alone but top dress it. The plant will divide it's growing energy to the two halves and you'll have a separate plant in a few weeks to move to another location. The severed part won't miss the other half as it's been healing and growing replacement roots.
What color are your mums and what type of flower do they have? Pom Pom, daisy or composite petal shape or a little of both? Clara Curtis or just a good old mum? Upright growing? Or drooping with "arms" wide and lifting upwards like? You might as well whack back the asters too, if you have them. Some of mine are already blooming, and I see there are some varieties of Crape myrtles that are already blooming, which spoils it for me as it's too early, and being old fashioned and expriencing 52 Summer's, they were always the herald of the end of summer's days when I first noticed them.
Good luck with them, they'll do fine. madgardener

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