Annual flowers and plants
Once trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers and other material form the permanent planting framework is decided, you should then visualize how your garden will look like with the annuals plants. Annuals flowers and plants live their complete life cycle in one year and once they start flowering, they continue blooming-some just until they have produced seeds and other until the weather is incompatible for the growth. You should intend filling the colorless places in the garden with colorful plants and flowers that last for at least one season.
Winter Annuals plants are easy to grow in any garden. Ice plant, stock, dahlia and hollyhock are examples of winter annuals. Arrange them in order to create a color display in the garden.
- Ice plant loves the sun and grows next to the grass. The plant blooms in striking magenta, white and yellow colors.
- Single or double stock is white or pink in color and grows up to a height of 15 inches.
- Dahlia is a large flower with striking colors which can grow up to a height of 24 inches Holly hock adds height to the arrangement and should be put last in the row
Summer Annuals flowers like portulaca, zinnia or sunflower create a vibrant Combination in a summer garden. They are sun loving and will bloom only when the sun is out.
- Portulaca blooms in multicolor and can be grown by seed or cutting. Spreads at low height next to the grass.
- Zinnia is usually multicolored as well and can grow as high as 15 inches.
- Sunflower blooms in vibrant yellow and can grow as high as 12 to 36 inches