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?
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
These are flowers to illustrate fairy tales, and so easy that a child can grow them successfully. In fact, once you plant them, they may just grow on their own happily ever after. They are one of my favorite reseeding annuals. How These Poppies Look The petals of the Shirley poppy are described as tissue paper or tissue silk, and for such a sturdy plant everything about them seems … [Read more...] about Shirley Poppies, Papaver rhoeas