Do you want to color your world, or at least your garden? If so, yearbooks are the way to go. It's never too late to make transplants into the ground, although the sooner you plant them the better.
What are annual flowers?
They are seasonal flowers and only last for one season, but annual flowers will bloom all summer and add the most color to your landscape.
According to the National Gardening Association, annuals are usually the least expensive around the flowers. Look for deals at farmers markets or at your local gardening center. At this point in the year, pick seedlings. Next year, start early and plant from seed for even greater savings.
1. Choose the correct location
Select the hardiness zone in which you live to choose plants suitable for your local climate. Also check your sun, soil, and watering requirements to make sure you're choosing plants that will thrive.
2. Choose Flowers and Colors
As with any plants, choose annuals based on conditions in your yard. Most annuals like lots of sun, although there are some pretty shade-loving flowers like impatiens and begonias.
The flowers and colors you choose are a matter of preference. Consider contrasting colors, such as yellow and purple, for a stunning landscape.
3. Plant Your Own Annuals
The seedlings will come with planting instructions. If you can, plant your annual plants on a cloudy day or early evening to give them a nice start. Follow the directions for how close the flowers are to each other, as well as how often to water and fertilize them. Don't be shy about group planting – the more flowers you plant, the more impressive the presentation and the less likely weeds will invade.
4. Care for Your Flowers
To help annuals bloom their best, “dead” them regularly by cutting or uprooting dead flowers. Some annuals, such as daisies and snapdragons, make great cut flowers, so you can bring your outdoor art indoors for fun. Make sure you get the right coverage for your home and landscaping, get a quote for home insurance today.