Planting the annuals and containers is a very exciting time-and an exhausting one. So in lieu of writing, I thought to just post some pictures of my favorite annual plants. What makes them a favorite? This glowingly green Janet Craig dracaena will thrive in very low light.
Euphorbia Diamond Frost is like having a thousand tiny white lights dancing over the surface of a container planting. Cirrus dusty miller has a velvety surface, and a beautiful texture. Petunias smell like summer.
Dahlias are the show girls of the annual world. They sport huge flowers in every imaginable color except blue. They are at their showy best in September and October. Silverberry petunias bloom profusely, and do not need deadheading.
Solenia begonias are easy to grow. Just go easy on the water. Are these my only favorites. Oh no. I like them all really. They all have something different to recommend about them. Choosing which ones to grow depends somewhat on what you need from them.