Answer: Look around the perimeter of the crown from last year. Look for small shoots of green mum foliage. It may take some time for them to appear if the pine branch was left on too long. In most cases, the keys to winter survival are selecting a variety that is hardy, planting it in a location that is well drained in the winter time, and planting in spring so the mum has plenty of time to become well established. A winter covering can inadvertently smother the plant, especially if there is any excess moisture.
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