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.
This mounding, drought tolerant Lantana sports white colored flower clusters dusted with yellow centers. It blooms year round in zones 10 and 11 but the rest of us can grow it as an annual. It looks great growing around a stone finial as shown. Beware of the toxic fruits that form after the flowers are dropped-they can be harmful if ingested by kids or pets.