Annual plants

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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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    Anita’s Illinois Garden

    We’re visiting with Anita Drendel today. I garden in Yorkville, Illinois. I have about 20 different garden areas, including six 3-foot tall raised garden beds for my vegetables. Huge flower…

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    Terri’s Garden in Michigan

    We’re in Holland, Michigan, today visiting Terri Holden’s beautiful garden. It's a late summer day on the path through Terri’s garden that leads to Lake Macatawa. Terri says she enjoys…

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    Arianne’s Garden in Minneapolis

    Arianne is letting us into her beautiful garden today. I want to share my Zone 4B garden with you. This is a mixture of both perennials and annuals, mostly planted…

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    Nancy’s Virginia Garden

    Today we’re in Colonial Heights, Virginia, visiting Nancy Snyder’s garden. Nancy has had this hibiscus (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’ (Zones 5–9) in the garden for three years, and she says it…

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    Helaine’s Connecticut Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Helaine McDermott from western Connecticut. Pink hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens, Zones 3–9) blooms behind a big clump of bear's breeches (Acanthus mollis, Zones 6–9). A beautiful clump…

  • close up of bright yellow zinnia with a little red in the center

    Gardening on Grandma’s Farm

    My name is Elizabeth. I am 24 years old and live in Pennsylvania. My grandma is my best friend and has over 10 acres of farm land. On her farm…

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    Revisiting Lisa’s North Carolina Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Lisa Chapman. Hi from Waxhaw, North Carolina (Zone 8a/7b). Thank you for featuring me in the GPOD this past November. It was absolutely the best early…

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    6 Fantastic Annuals to Grow From Seed in the Northwest

    There was a time when I used to eagerly await the arrival of seed catalogs in the mail each winter. Then I’d sit in the window and fold down the…

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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…