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Posts tagged annuals

July 16, 2009

 

A Japanese Beetle on a yellow flower.

Picking Them Off (Japanese Beetles)

Japanese Beetles love roses, hollyhocks, crepe myrtle and hibiscus especially, and I dislike them with a passion for ruining my flowers.

June 5, 2008

 

A bright blue, cornflower.

Cornflowers

Learn all about Cornflowers on this Focus on Flowers.

May 1, 2008

 

Annual-flowering Cosmos in a Devon garden.

Planning Ahead

Learn how to plan ahead for the Fall growing season.

August 23, 2007

 

dinner table with floating flower centerpiece

Floating Flowers

Even if you have just a small garden made up primarily of annuals, you can still make wonderful floral centerpieces for your dinner table.

June 21, 2007

 

pink scabiosa

Scabiosa

Scabiosa, originally known as "Sweet Scabious," was a plant that was first domesticated in herb gardens as a cure for the "scabious" which means itch.

August 31, 2006

 

sunflower

Helianthus

I love it for its wealth of golden flowers, which fill my vases from mid summer to mid fall.

September 15, 2005

 

coleus plant

Coleus

Plants go in and out of fashion, and Coleus seems to be making a fashion comeback.

March 25, 2005

 

pansies pressed in a cookbook

Pansies

Pansies are usually the first annuals that gardeners in regions with severe winters plant in the spring.

May 14, 2004

 

a flower in a coat buttonhole

Annuals

"Whatever a man's age he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole."

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