Tag: annuals

Warm Season Annuals Are Getting Hot

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UNITED STATES—Cool season annuals were cool just a few months ago. Now, it is getting to be about time to warm up to warm...

Winter Annuals Are Moving Into The Garden

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UNITED STATES—It is inevitable. It begins at about the same time that cool season vegetable plants start to replace warm season vegetable plants. Cool...

Deadhead To Promote Continued Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Seed and fruiting structures develop immediately after bloom. Such processes consume valuable resources that could otherwise sustain subsequent bloom or vegetative growth. That...

Color Is Not Always Black And White

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UNITED STATES—Several months ago, warm season vegetable plants replaced cool season vegetable plants. More recently, new cool season vegetable plants began to grow from...

Bedding Plants That Defy Seasons

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UNITED STATES—Bedding plants that go into the garden in spring are generally warm season or summer annuals. They should perform through summer until the...

Docile Annual And Perennial Vines

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UNITED STATES—Most of the familiar vines really are exploitative bullies. They shade the same trees and shrubs that they climb for support. Some will...

Some Annuals Are Really Perennials

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UNITED STATES—Annuals are plants that complete their entire life cycle from germination to death within a single year. Biennials complete their entire life cycle...

Cool Season Annuals Are Next

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UNITED STATES—Gardening is not always fun. After diligently tending to warm season vegetables through spring and summer, it eventually becomes necessary to pull them...

Seasons Are Constantly In Flux

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UNITED STATES—Gardening requires planning. There is always planning. The vegetables that are getting harvested now are developing mostly on plants that were put out...

Annuals Come And Annuals Go

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UNITED STATES—Just like warm season vegetable plants in the vegetable garden, flowering warm season annuals get replaced this time of year. Although the weather...

Annuals Just Might Be Perennials

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UNITED STATES—Annuals come and annuals go. There are cool season annuals for winter. There are warm season annuals for summer. Really though, there are...

Start Cool Season Annuals Early

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UNITED STATES—Twice a year, it becomes necessary to discuss the unpleasantries of pulling up the flowering annuals (as well as vegetable plants) of one...

Annuals Should Match The Weather

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UNITED STATES—Pulling out cool season annuals that are still somewhat colorful is never easy, even if they are already deteriorating. There is always the...

Annuals Change With The Seasons

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UNITED STATES—Like it or not, the warm season annuals that were so flashy all through spring and summer will eventually need to be replaced...

Pots Make More Out Of Less

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UNITED STATES — With conservation of water being so important right now, annuals are not a priority. Many of us are trying to use...

Some Annuals Are Not Annual

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UNITED STATES—So many annuals are actually perennials. They just get dug and replaced because they are not pretty enough during their off season. For...

Why Cyclamen Are So Popular

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UNITED STATES—Cyclamen are everywhere! Some nurseries have more cyclamen than all other cool season annuals combined. Not all cyclamen are represented though. Almost all...
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