Japanese Beetles love roses, hollyhocks, crepe myrtle and hibiscus especially, and I dislike them with a passion for ruining my 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.
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.
I love it for its wealth of golden flowers, which fill my vases from mid summer to mid fall.
Plants go in and out of fashion, and Coleus seems to be making a fashion comeback.
Pansies are usually the first annuals that gardeners in regions with severe winters plant in the spring.
"Whatever a man's age he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole."