Annual Flower Plants For The Garden

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Couple of flower gardens would be total without yearly flowers. Their earliness and kindness of bloom will bring color and grace to any garden. Annual flower plants can be put amongst perennials to complete spaces in their flower times, infiltrated bulb plantings, or just planted in a bed on their own. Annuals are flexible, charming, and colorful.

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A yearly plant is a plant which finishes its entire life cycle in one growing season. The plant will sprout from seed, grow to maturity, flower, set seed and die in a span of a couple of months. Annuals generally will flower much more generously and over a longer period than seasonal plants.

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ANNUALS HAVE BEEN DIVIDED INTO THREE BASIC STRENGTHS CLASSES, HARDINESS BEING HOW MUCH WINTER, OR FROST THEY CAN ENDURE AND STILL LIVE, GROW, AND BLOOM. THE THREE CLASSES ARE WARM WEATHER CONDITION ANNUALS, COOL WEATHER CONDITION ANNUALS, AND FROST HARDY ANNUALS.

Warm weather condition annuals will endure no frost at all. These are set out after the last frost date for the location in which they are to be grown. Warm weather annuals would include zinnias, marigolds, and nasturtiums.

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Cool weather annual plants can endure some light frost and might be planted in the garden previously. Indeed, some of these grow in the cooler weather condition early in the season. These would consist of snapdragons, petunias, and calceolaria.

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Frost sturdy annuals can tolerate quite a bit of frost, certainly some, like the pansy, can be fall planted in a sheltered location and will over winter season just fine. The pansy, if moderate durations in winter season occur, might even flower during the cold months of November, December, and March. In our southeastern Indiana garden I have had flowering pansies in January and February. Stock, calendula, and larkspur are likewise cold hardy annuals which can endure some frost.

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An annual flower garden can be a very rewarding venture as annuals offer a bounty of color of a long period of time. Yearly plants are quick to grow and flower and will supply many months of blossom for your garden.

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