If you’ve never grown flowers before, annuals are a great way to start. They’re easy to grow, and they offer an instant burst of color that will liven up your yard all season long. Plus, you don’t need to worry about them going into hibernation for the winter like perennials do! In this blog post, we’ll cover five popular annual flowers that live for only one season: Petunias Scented Geranium Coleus Marigolds Pansies Zinnias Celosia Begonias
Petunias are a great choice for a quick burst of color in your yard. They can be grown in sun or shade, and they bloom from early summer through late fall. Petunias come in many colors, including pink, red, purple and white.
The petunia makes an excellent addition to any garden bed because it is easy to grow and care for. The plants will thrive if you provide them with fertile soil that drains well. You’ll also need to water the plants regularly while they’re blooming during the summer months; watering once or twice per week should be sufficient unless there’s been an extended period without rain.Using organic solutions such as compost tea will help keep pests away from your petunias while also promoting healthy growth.If you opt not to use pesticides on your flowers (or if pests have already damaged them), try using companion planting techniques like using garlic oil as a repellent against aphids or applying neem oil directly onto leaves infected with fungus diseases like powdery mildew.
Scented geraniums are a beautiful addition to any yard. They can be used as a single focal point, or planted in groups of three or more to fill in open spaces. Most scented geraniums grow well in containers and hanging baskets, but they also look great when planted directly into the ground.
Scented geraniums are great for borders and flower beds, especially since they bloom from mid-summer through early fall, which is when most annual flowers start dying off. You can also use them as edging plants around pathways or along fences—they add color all summer long!
Coleus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae. There are about 600 species, all native to tropical or subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia. The majority of species are either shrubs or vines and many grow on trees; some are annuals. Coleus often produces colorful foliage with flowers that are less conspicuous than those of its related genera Calibrachoa and Lychnis.
Coleus has become naturalized in parts of North America as well as South America (Brazil), Polynesia (Hawaii), southern Africa, Madagascar and various oceanic islands such as Borneo, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. It is grown commercially for use in containers or hanging basket displays where it will provide attractive leaf color for several months each year even when kept indoors during winter months.
Marigolds are a great choice for the front of your garden. They are easy to grow, and they add a nice pop of color.
- Plant large chrysanthemum marigold bulbs in full sun or part shade in well-drained soil. You can also grow them in pots or containers on your patio or deck.
- When planting marigolds, space them about 14 inches apart so they will have room to grow without crowding each other out.
Pansies are a great way to add color to your yard. They’re also easy to grow and can last for a long time if you take care of them!
Zinnias are a great flower to grow in your garden. They have beautiful flowers that come in a wide array of colors, they’re easy to care for and they can tolerate heat quite well.
They tend to be short-lived but their one season of life is very productive and will provide you with many bright colors throughout the summer months.
Zinnia plants grow best when planted directly into the ground, as opposed to being started indoors earlier in the season. If you decide to start your zinnias from seed outdoors instead of purchasing potted plants at your local nursery or home improvement store, it’s best not to plant them during cold nights until there is no chance of frost anymore (typically after April).
Celosia is a great choice for your garden. It provides color when your other plants are winding down and it looks good in a container. Celosia has large flowers that are easy to grow and can be used in mixed containers or hanging baskets.
Celosia is a tropical plant which means it loves heat, but also needs good drainage and plenty of moisture during the summer months. Because they have such large bright colored flowers, this plant can really make your day!
Begonias are a great plant for beginners. They’re easy to care for and add color to your yard. Begonias attract butterflies and hummingbirds — both of which can be beneficial when it comes to pollination, provided you have other flowering plants nearby. If you’re looking for an annual flower that will last only one season, give begonias a shot!
Annuals are a great way to spice up your yard.
Annuals are a great way to spice up your yard. They’re easy to grow and add color, texture and variety.
Annual flowers are plants that complete their entire life cycle within one year. They flower, set seed and die all in one season. Most perennial flowers will last several seasons before needing to be transplanted or divided every year or two. Annuals don’t have this ability so it may be best to use them only in small containers where they will not spread out of control like they would if planted in the ground.
If you’re looking for an easy way to spice up your yard, annuals are an excellent choice. They grow quickly and provide a burst of color all season long. They can be planted in containers or in the ground, so no matter where you live or what kind of home you have, there will likely be some annuals that work well with your lifestyle. If you want something more permanent than traditional perennials but don’t have time to plant something like trees or shrubs, then annual flowers may just be perfect for you!