Fall at Garvan Woodland Gardens offers a rainbow of colors and shapes from just one plant, the chrysanthemum. Hundreds of hardy cultivars provide an array of colors and bloom shapes, making mums the divas of the autumn garden. The blooms last for weeks, not days, and the sheer number of flowers per plant will convince anyone that this flower really likes to show off. Consider the mum's impressionistic abilities and its longevity, and you have a plant that pulls its weight in the garden. With the addition of hundreds of asters, pansies, violas, million bells, and petunias, plus the dramatic foliage of ornamental chard and mustards, and it’s easy to see why Garvan Woodland Gardens is ranked as one of the top five botanical gardens in America.