Chrysanthemum Buds Look Healthy But Have Not Bloomed

Question From: Clarksburg, Maryland, United States
Q: My mums that I planted in sunny spot came in beautifully and have buds. They are large and perfectly rounded but while all other mums in neighborhood have bloomed mine seemed to have stalled in bud stage. Should I worry? I did fertilize throughout summer and seemed to bud on schedule.

A: They may be a later blooming variety. Check the buds and see if they are still green. Do not fertilize them again. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy