Technically, an annual is a plant that lives for one gardening season and dies. Annual-flowering plants grow quickly, put on a spectacular flower show for several months, and then expire.
When plants die, they are usually removed and replaced.
Our definition of annual plants is also a bit misleading because two kinds of annuals exist: cool-season and warm-season annuals.
Cool-season annuals (such as pansies, violas, and primroses) thrive in spring and autumn. Planted in early spring to late summer these plants grow quickly and bloom all summer long.
Warm season annuals are planted after the last frost in spring. These plants grow quickly and bloom when the weather is hot, they will continue to bloom until the first frost.
The diversity among flowering annuals makes them very useful in the garden. For the brightest blast of color, we like to plant annuals in masse. Low-growing types usually work best for this type of planting.
Flowering annuals are especially at home in containers, making it easy for you to insert a touch of color into visible, highly used areas. Match the plant’s habits with the pot and location.
No real tricks are needed to grow annuals. Just buy healthy transplants, plant them at the right time, and make sure that the young plants are watered and fertilized regularly.
For the longest season of color, pick off the faded blossoms, or cut the plant back to encourage new blooms.
Remember that at The Plant Station Greenhouse we have hundreds of varieties, unusual annuals, pre-planted combination containers and the best customer service to help you create a landscape your neighbors will be talking about for a long time.Share on Facebook