use Annuals in your Garden
Annuals are flowers that only grow for one season. At the
end of the flowering season they die off and you have to
plant new seeds or seedlings the next season if you want to
maintain a garden with these flowers.
Annuals are the brightest and most showy of flowers. Many
gardeners rely on them for colour.
You will find
that the annuals generally have the most colourful flowers.
But they die down at the end of the flowering season.
because they only last for one season you have to be careful
not to rely on them completely for your spring or summer
Another problem with annuals is that they can look untidy
once they are past their prime and you have to take them out
before they start to look tatty.
You will have noticed
that many public gardens remove their annuals even before
they begin to lose their appeal. The pity is that they
often do this when they are still in full flower.
Examples of annual flowers are larkspurs, cosmos, petunias,
snapdragons, Iceland poppies, pansies, marigolds, primulas,
sweet peas, lobelias, alyssum and many more.
Fortunately there's another group of flowers that is more
permanent - and they will probably give you less trouble.
These are perennial flowers.