Perennial chrysanthemums are available in many different colors, flower shapes and size. Consider purchasing a perennial mum for a garden next spring that will rebloom for years and years.

Mums abound ad nauseam this time of year.

Sure, they give pops of color to our porches and entryways. There is a world of perennial chrysanthemums (mum is just a nickname) out there that few people even know about or grow in their gardens.

Cornell is a Southside Master Gardener with the Virginia Cooperative Extension.