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All about Annuals

Updated: Mar 6, 2019

Full Bloom Nursery offers a full stock of annuals for your garden. Read all about their growth and care.

Summer Annuals

Annuals are perfect for filling in with pockets of bright, vibrant color. Perennials are an excellent investment because they return year after year, but unfortunately most of them have a ‘bloom season’ that doesn't last all year. In the picture above, annuals and perennials are planted together, complimenting each other.

Foliage annuals are grown for their colorful leaves instead of flowers. The Persian Shield, Sun Coleus, Dusty Miller and Caladium are perfect examples. There are literally hundreds of colors available of Sun Coleus and they are tough and easy to grow. Bold, colorful foliage adds texture and bright splashes of color without having to rely on flowers.  And when mixed with flowers in pots or flowerbeds, they create magic. 

Foliage & Flowers

Curb appeal is easily achieved with inexpensive annuals

Planting annuals is one of the easiest things you can do in your garden to make it colorful and interesting. You can attract butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinators. Decorate your patio or pool deck with vibrant pots of annuals. Add them to the vegetable garden to beautify it and attract honeybees. The list goes on. Feed them with a granular, slow release ‘bloom booster’ fertilizer at planting time and add organic matter to the beds each year to get the best performance. 

Helpful Links:

Attracting & Feeding Hummingbirds

Butterfly Gardens: articles on attracting butterflies & their larvae

Gallery of beautiful container gardens from Better Homes & Gardens

Getting the most out of Pansies, Violas, and other winter annuals

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