As a general rule, plants need sun and water to thrive, but what if you have an excess of wet soil and lacking in the sun department? The good news is there are plenty of shade plants that like wet conditions. Read on to learn about shade plants for poor drainage. About Shade Plants for Wet Sites You may thing finding wet tolerant shade plants is a challenge. Often, when looking up shade plants, you will get a list of shade plants for dry areas, not shade plants for poor drainage or wet sites. But there are many, and shade plants for wet sites aren’t limiting either. There are interesting moisture-loving plants for shade that bloom or have unique foliage shapes and colors. A wet site might be an area with poor drainage or a natural or manmade water feature in a shaded area. In either case, the best place […]
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Flower gardens planted with annual blooms is often the most colorful in the landscape. These plants finish their lifespan within a year, or a season, and offer the best of all the aspects of foliage and flowers within that timeframe. One of the best things about growing annuals in the South is that you can enjoy an abundance of blooms before the worst heat of summer sets in. Of course, a number of annuals will also delight in these warmer temps. Let’s take a look at the the benefits of growing a southern annual flower garden: Sprout easily from seed Flowers develop the first season Add color while waiting for perennials to bloom Grow edible flowers Planting Southeastern Annual Flowers Annual flowers can be planted from seed for a less expensive way to fill your flowerbeds with beauty. Planting seeds allows you to know exactly what’s been used to feed […]
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While perennial flowering plants become old friends, annual flowers redecorate your garden each year with new shapes, colors, and fragrances. If you are looking for annual flowers for southwestern parts of the country, you will find more than a few to try. Annual plants in the southwest have to do well in hot and dry desert climates. If you are ready to start growing desert annuals, read on for some of our favorites. About Southwestern Annuals Annual plants live and die in a single growing season. Southwestern annuals grow in spring, reach maturity and flower in summer, then set seeds and die in fall. While they don’t last for years like perennials do, annual plants fill your yard with eye-catching color. They are easy to plant since they are usually sold in cell packs, flats, or individual pots. Pick out specimens that seem compact, have healthy green foliage, and appear […]
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California has more microclimates than any other state and is just one of a few western states in the U.S. Still, some West Coast annual plants grow naturally throughout the region and are excellent choices for annual flowers for California. Whether you are planting a summer or winter annual garden, you’ll find information here about easy-care annuals for western U.S. gardens. Annuals in Western Region Annuals are plants that complete a life cycle in one growing season. This means they germinate, flower, seed, and die all in one year. Most gardeners think of annuals for western U.S. gardens in terms of summer or winter annuals. Summer annuals are plants that light up your summer garden then die off in fall. Winter annuals grow in the winter and early spring in regions with mild winters. Annual Flowers for California Summers Since California includes USDA hardiness zones 5 through 10, your choice […]
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