A Temporary Transplant My first gardens were all about two kinds of plantings: vegetables and annuals. For one thing, I rented the home, and as a renter, a person is not very motivated to sink time, money, and effort into planting perennials and shrubs. So probably the first thing I did during this period was to plant bulbs. Not annuals in the strict sense, but carefree color when I most … [Read more...] about What’s So Great About Annual Flowers?
Growing Annual Flowers
The plants and varieties, as well the best way to grow them and what to expect when planting them in the garden. Best uses for annual plants, which are often not as sturdy as longer lived plants. They make up for the seasonal work by blooming their heads off.
Shirley poppies and Bachelor Buttons Not every garden writer alerts you to the fact that annuals can have seasons that are shorter than other choices. For places like Ohio which have hot summers, there are common annuals that only do well when our weather is cooler, such as in early summer. Those flowers sort of burn out in our hot summer temperatures of midseason, in July and … [Read more...] about 10 Cool Season Annual Flowers To Plant