Create a vase with a gourd that stands upright. Slice off the stem and use a long,slender knife to widen the opening if necessary. Add a handful of bright mums.
Tuck a dainty nosegay of mums into a tiny gourd or squash for each guest at your table. Cut a small opening in the top of the gourd,add a little water to extend the life of the flowers and fill with a few stems.
Hook a swan gourd over a balcony rail to create a hanging vase. Cut a 1-2 inch hole near the neck of the gourd,remove a bit of the pith, and insert mums, black eyed Susan's, and a length of Virginia creeper