Annuals offer the gardener a chance to experiment with color, height,
texture, and form. If a mistake is made, it’s only for one growing
season. Annuals are useful for filling in spaces until permanent plants
are installed, to extend perennial beds and fill in holes where an
earlier perennial is gone or the next one has yet to bloom; to cover
areas where spring bulbs have bloomed and died back; and to fill
planters, window boxes, and hanging baskets.
Annuals provide instant gratification in the
garden. Beginning gardeners, and especially children, find the quick
response and easy success of annuls a springboard to working with a
wider range of plants. Children love to pick flowers and annuals love to
be picked. When a spot in the garden cries out for color, you can reach
for instant gratification by tucking in 6” or larger pots of annuals
already in full bloom.
Hanging baskets can really punch up a porch or patio, and for folks with
little or no space for down-in-the-dirt gardening, they’re perfect. We
carry a large assortment of ready-to-hang baskets, or we can fill a
basket or planter with your selections from our stock of annual plants.
are an indispensable part of every garden, regardless of size. They are
a source of back-ground in color and size and provide an abundance of
cut flowers. They give us plant material that provides almost ever
blooming borders and no end for the use of our ideas. Contrary to
popular belief, perennials are not expensive to grow.
It is best to select plants with a purpose in mind, such
as edging plants, accents for evergreens, masses of color, rock garden
specimens, etc. With specific purposes in mind, you can choose
perennials by considering their characteristics and deciding which
plants best meet your requirements. With careful planning, a perennial
flowerbed will change colors, as one type of plant finishes and another
variety begins to bloom. By combining perennials with annuals, a
continuous colorful show can be provided in your garden.