Annual Flowers to Consider for Your Garden This Year
Now is the time to dream of summer flowers – and buy seeds for some of them. I have run a landscape design/build company for almost 30 years and every year I make sure to include annual flowers in our clients’ landscapes. I know you may cringe when you hear that you have to plant these seeds or little flowers anew every year but the non-stop blooms are well worth it! Here are a few of my favorite annual flowers from some of our plantings. Please note that some are considered a perennial in warmer growing zones.
A great flower for beds and containers, hardy to USDA zones 10-11. Scaevola thrives in hot, humid climates and is a profuse bloomer. The non-stop, cool blue blossoms of the ‘Blue Wonder’ variety grow on trailing stems and continue to first frost. Its fan-shaped flowers also look great sprawled over a wall. Start seeds 6-8 weeks before last frost date.