Now that the summer flower season is coming to an end and cooler temperatures are on the way, many gardeners in East Tennessee flock garden centers in early fall browsing thru the new shipments of hardy garden mums. All of the mums that we receive are hardy and they will return to flower next late summer/fall with proper planting. The main concern is that most fall garden mums are used as part of set displays on patios or front entrances instead of being planted immediately within landscapes. Garden mums that are not planted in the ground will NOT overwinter and re-bloom next year. If you choose to use them as part of your display of color, enjoy them this fall but don’t expect them to grow next year. For more, click here.