This is something I should know and don't... A few weeks ago I bought five big mums from Lowe's to put on my front porch. They're really gorgeous - three yellow ones and two that are a bright copper color. They're the kind that form a big rounded mound and bloom a long time and have so many flowers that you can't see the leaves. I repotted them in larger pots and have them going across my porch and down the steps. They're really pretty - you can see them from a block away. So here's the thing ... if the store called them "Garden Mums", does that mean that I can plant them in the yard and they will come back next year? Is that not what "Garden Mums" are? Or am I being overly optimistic? If they would grow in the yard (maybe if I covered them for the winter?) it would be worth it. But bear in mind that I am old and fat and lazy and NOT the type to willingly go out, grab a shovel, and dig five big holes in my yard if it's going to be for nothing! Has anybody ever tried this?