Planning your floral display with annuals is a good landscape investment because they’re so versatile, colorful, produce quick results and are relatively inexpensive. These dependable single-season flowers hit the ground running and provide a spectacular and easy show all season long. The choices in size, color and growth habit are vast. Some work well as edging plants. Others are best used in planters or window boxes. The majority are useful as bedding plants for mass effects.
Because annuals live only one season, and they have no permanent roots from which to grow the next year, they perpetuate their kind through heavy seed production. To produce lots of seeds, they must produce many flowers. If those flowers are cut before the seeds can form, the plant tries again and again in an effort to make up the loss. The more you cut an annual, the more it blooms – it’s like having your cake and eating it too!
Some popular annuals that you may want to consider for your landscape include impatiens, zinnia, marigold, petunia, nasturtium, alyssum, aster, morning glory, portulaca, snapdragon and sweet pea. With the right planning, good soil, plenty of water and room to flourish, an annual flower display on your property will be a sight to behold.
Don’t forget about Bulbs
Colorful blooms from bulbs are always a sight for sore eyes after a cold, gray winter. Spring-flowering bulbs of all kinds are a major contributor to year-round color in any landscape. Crocus, daffodil, tulip and hyacinth are all great choices.
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