You wait all summer to enjoy your Fall mums, then the plant breaks open after one rain storm. Put on a mum net when the buds are pea-sized, so that the plant grows 2-3″ past the net keeping it looking perfect until the snow falls. Just cut away the plant near the ground the following spring to get rid of it. Super strong, but nearly invisible, mum nets are easy to put on plants. 42″ size perfect for large Mammoth mums, or can be cut down for smaller mums in the ground or pots.