Southern Living associate garden editor Rebecca Bull Reed takes you through Bellingrath Gardens and Home for easy planting tips to paint your garden with mums
Yellow mums work well with all colors. If you like your display to look like a homecoming float, team it with purple, as seen here. For a more subdued look, try white.
Having only one color is never wrong. Teamed with 'Autumn Amethyst' Encore Hybrid azaleas, these purple Belgians look elegant.
Don't rip out all your summer annuals when planting for fall. 'Alabama Sunset' coleus look great next to vivid yellow 'Parakeet' mums.
Some of the cascade mums also make great bedding plants. Here, lavender 'Baby Pink' echoes the soothing mood of a nearby water feature.
Try teaming forsythia sage (Salvia madrensis) with later flowering 'Perfect Joy' and 'Gum Drop' chrysanthemums. To keep the sage in check, cut it back by half as late as August so it will be the ideal height (5 feet tall) in November. For cooler regions, we suggest you cut back in late June. Like the mums, this sage appreciates full sun and moist but not well-drained soil.