The Thankgiving Point Mum Festival runs from now through Oct. 26. The gardens are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 children.
For more information on types of mums, their classification and growing needs, contact the National Chrysanthemum Society at www.mums.org.
For a more interesting mum collection, plant cultivars with different types of blossoms such as singles, anemones, decoratives, pompons, spoons, spiders and standards.