I received a couple mums as gifts after my own mom passed away about 7 weeks ago. Due to the hectic weeks that followed, I regret to say I didn't get around to replanting them for several weeks. They sat in they pots they came in for several weeks, though I did water them. Eventually they started to look bad and I rushed out and bought 2 containers to plant them in (small yard, not much garden space left so they had to go into pots). Needless to say, they didn't get any better. At my SIL's suggestion, I cut off all the dying flowers in hopes that they would use the energy to grow new buds. Its been about 2 weeks and nothing new is coming in. The leaves are still green but I wonder if I killed it! First question is, can mums survive and flourish in pots? Next, do you think this will come back? A note about the pots, they are a good size for these plants and I put some rocks in the bottom for drainage. Yet when it rains, the soil stays very wet for several days aftewards. I have a bad feeling about this!