Annual Flowers

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    A Stunning Fall Bouquet with Annuals

    Annuals do more than just look good in the garden; they also make excellent cut flowers for floral arrangements—especially in fall as they give it their all and put out…

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    Stars in Keith’s Garden

    Keith Irvine is sharing photos with us today—some close-up looks at the stars of his Zone 3 garden in Oxdrift, Ontario. I struggled for years to get a decent mature…

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    This Year in Marilyn’s Garden

    We’re visiting with Marilyn Regnier today. We’ve visited her garden before (Marilyn’s Missouri-Inspired Garden in Minnesota), and today she’s joining in the fun of looking back and sharing the highlights…

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    Darlene’s Healing Garden

    My name is Darlene O'Neil. I live in a small village in Moravia, New York. I had volunteered and donated my time with the VFW Auxiliary for years. This kept…

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    Returning to Chris’s Pennsylvania Garden

    We’re back today in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where Chris has, over the past few years, transformed his mostly empty yard into a lush, beautiful garden. Chris poses with his huge stand…

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    Side Yard Transformation by Chris

    Today’s photos are from Chris. I am from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania where I run a homeless outreach non-profit and offer plants and seedlings from the garden in exchange for donations. Our…

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    Flowers From Jennifer’s Garden

    My name is Jennifer Dixon. I live in New Brunswick in eastern Canada (Zone 4). I have been gardening on and off for five years now and really enjoy seeing…

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    May in Indiana

    Joseph here, sharing some things in bloom in my northern Indiana garden from the first half of May. I’m not sure what species this wallflower (Erysimum sp.) is—it came from…

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    The Best Filler Flowers for Beautiful Cut-Flower Bouquets

    They may not be the prime focus of a floral arrangement, but filler flowers can be just as important as the stars of the show in a bouquet’s overall design.…

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    ‘Transformer’ Yellow Fennel Flower Is a Showy Annual

    At a glance, the most commonly grown love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena and cvs., annual) is just a charming little cottage garden annual, with spidery foliage and whirligig flowers in pastel shades…