I have two pots on either side of the garage so I got small pots of mums to plant in them. I'm debating on adding bulbs and pansies now or waiting a while. I like the pansies to get big and full. When the mums die back I'll plant them in the ground. The ones I did that with last year... holy cow! Those things are 2 1/2 feet tall and covered in blooms!