Annual Gardening and Annual Garden Deign

Annual gardening and annual garden design

Annual gardening plants classed as annuals are those which complete their life cycle within the space of one year and in this group we find some of our most useful garden flowers. We also commonly place in this class a few flowers such as the snapdragons (antirrhinum) and the ageraturns which are not true annuals but which are best handled as such.

The annuals have many uses. They are indispensable in the cutting garden, giving a wealth of bloom throughout the summer and early autumn months; they are of value in the herbaceous border, coming into flower after the first riot of spring bloom has passed, and carrying gallantly on through the heat of midsummer when many of the perennials are quiescent; and if a garden is to be but a temporary affair, to be enjoyed for the space of but a single season, the annuals may be used as the only material in the planting scheme. For window boxes and porch boxes, for potted plants on the terrace or on the low coping of a wall, for the indoor window garden, and for winter bloom in the small greenhouse the annuals can hardly be equaled.

Information on 50+ annual flowers

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We will provide a listing of annuals to assist you in your everyday gardening.

Bedding Plants
ANNUALS WHICH WILL ENDURE
ANNUALS WHICH WILL GROW ON VERY POOR SOIL
ANNUALS WHICH TOLERATE ACIDITY
ANNUALS WHICH REQUIRE A NEUTRAL OR ALKALINE SOIL
ANNUALS WHICH WILL ENDURE HEAT AND DROUGHT
ANNUALS WHICH MAY BE SOWN IN THE FALL
ANNUALS WHICH SHOULD NOT BE PINCHED BACK
ANNUALS WHICH BENEFIT FROM PINCHING
ANNUALS DIFFICULT TO TRANSPLANT  (Should be Sown where they are to Flower)
ANNUALS WITH A SHORT SEASON OF BLOOM (Several Sowings should be made for Succession of Bloom)
Annuals which are slow growing( Requireing a Long season to bloom)
Annuals which Self Sow
WHITE ANNUALS
RED, ROSE, AND PINK ANNUALS
BLUE, LAVENDER, PURPLE, AND MAUVE ANNUALS
YELLOW AND ORANGE ANNUALS
ANNUALS FOR SEASHORE AND MOUNTAIN(For cooler and more moist regions)
EDGING ANNUAL’S
ANNUALS FOR WINDOW AND PORCH BOXES
ANNUALS FOR TEMPORARY HEDGES
ANNUALS FOR MOIST PLACES
ANNUALS FOR POTS IN GREENHOUSE OR CONSERVATORY
ANNUALS AS EVERLASTINGS
ANNUALS FOR COOL OR SHADY PLACES
ANNUALS FOR CUT FLOWERS
SCENTED ANNUALS

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