best annuals

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    Best New Plants: Annuals

    Each year we do a feature in our big spring issue introducing folks to a slew of new offerings from plant breeders. But this is not simply a list of…

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    All About Growing Annual Plants

    While some gardeners dislike annuals, I find that it’s hard to beat their appeal or their many benefits. Annuals are popular because many require almost no maintenance apart from routine…

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    The Best Spring Annuals to Direct-Sow in Northern California

    Looking forward to a delightful spring and exuberant garden beds filled with cheerful, eye-catching, colorful flowers? Here in Northern California, the best spring show is achieved by starting work in…

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    Tour a Garden Where Annual and Tropical Plants Steal the Show

    Annual and tropical plants can add extraordinary colors and textures to any garden, especially from late summer through early autumn, when many perennials fizzle out. In Fine Gardening #177, garden designer…

  • 3 Cool New Annuals Worth Checking Out

    3 Cool New Annuals Worth Checking Out

    Get great color and texture for partial shade Name: Royale Pineapple Brandy™ coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides cv.) Size: 30 inches tall and 16 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…