All About Annual Flowers
flowers are the delight of those of us who
want a blazing riot
of colour for much of the gardening season. While perennial flowers
usually are short-lived, annuals tend to shout across the garden all
summer long. They are cheap to buy, cheaper still to start yourself and
come in an amazing variety of sizes and colours.
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Planting Tips and Techniques
Planting Annual FlowersRead this one if nothing else. This is the latest research on proper techniques to get the best growth from your annual flowers.
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This is is a great cut or dried flower and is easy to grow if you don't transplant it - sow it directly
Ageratum can be tricky to start unless you follow these suggestions.
Alyssum is a great ground cover and useful annual (with a great fragrance as well)
Amaranthus come in a stunning variety of flowering and foliage plants
How to grow one of the classic cut flower annuals cheaply in your own garden
Is a wonderful container gardening plant that blooms all summer with bright, cheerful yellow flowers.
A classic self-sowing cheerful annual flower to brighten up your garden
This is a Southern vine like plant with purplish flowers - it was a waste of time in my garden and I won't grow it again. But more southerly gardeners might find it useful.
Cleome are graceful plants but there's a trick to starting them. Here it is
The foliage of coleus gives a great colour show in the shade garden now (great impatiens replacement)
Brugmansia as it is now called, is an amazing garden plant. It is poisonous and should be treated with care - but those flower and that fragrance!
How to grow one of the classic annual plants and which one to pick for which landscape purpose
You probably can't do it like grandma did but here's how you can succeed
How to grow the six different kinds of impatiens - contrary to garden center advice
The disease is called Downy Mildew and here's how it works as well as a list of alternative plants you can grow in your shade garden
Nicotiana or flowering tobacco is a sweet smelling annual flower
The newer plants, including some you can grow yourself from seed, bloom heavily right up to the last serious killing frost and are well worth experimenting with in your full sun garden
Here are some growing tips you probably didn't know - right from the grower.
A fragrant, lovely bloomer if you plant it at the right time
Modern hybrids are super in containers for the shade garden as a replacement for impatiens. Here's how to grow and start your own.
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