Look for mums in autumnal colors like mauve, burgundy, purple, copper, bronze, butterscotch, and gold. Make a festive seasonal display by arranging them with pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, or dried cornstalks. For a long-lasting decoration, try a big pot of mums on either side of a front door.
For additional color, plant pansies, dianthus, ornamental kale, and other cool-season annuals. For a showy display, use only one or two colors per garden bed.
Most fall flowers are easy to maintain. You’ll find that you don’t need to water as often as you did in hot weather, and even fast-growing weeds will slow down as the temperatures drop.