Annual Gardens

Annual gardens can brighten your exterior with beautiful flowers. Learn how to plan and plant annual gardens.

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Pocketbook plant derives its name from the pouch-like shape of its blooms. The blossom like clusters of grapes in cool climates. Learn to plant and grow this unique flower in this article.

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The regal geranium, sometimes called the Martha Washington or Lady Washington geranium or pelargonium, is a bright addition to any garden. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using regal geranium.

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Salpiglossis, also called painted tongue, accents your garden and floral arrangements with bold colors and strong veins. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using salpiglossis, painted tongue.

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Scabiosa, also known as pincushion flower and mourning bride, is a lovely part of a cottage garden or in a bouquet of cut flower. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using scabiosa.

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Looking for a care-free flower to accent your garden and floral arrangements? Scarlet flax is a wildly colorful annual flower that needs very little attention. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using scarlet flax.

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You seek it here, you seek it there, but you won't find a more dynamic annual flower for your garden than scarlet pimpernel, which opens and closes with the daylight. Learn about scarlet pimpernel.

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Scarlet runner bean is a colorful annual flower that grows well when trained up arches, trellises or fences. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using scarlet runner bean.

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Schizanthus, also known as butterfly flower or poor man's orchid, is a beautiful cool-weather annual flower that accents your garden with large, open blossoms. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using schizanthus.

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Annual foxglove is more than just a beautiful late-summer multi-colored annual: this plant also produces a life-saving heart medicine. Learn how to grow annual foxglove.

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Annual phlox, also known as Texas pride, is a dependable, vibrant annual that is easy to maintain. Learn how to grow and maintain annual phlox.

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Annual primrose is a mild-winter, multi-colored annual with a distinctive beauty. Learn how to grow annual primrose.

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Aster, also known as China aster, is an annual flower of many colors, including red, pink, blue, purple, and white. Learn how to grow and maintain asters.

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Annual baby's breath is a delicate annual flower that produces white and pink flowers. Learn how to grow and cultivate baby's breath.

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Annual beard tongue is a languid annual that produces flowers of various colors, including pink, white and blue. Learn how to grow and maintain beard tongue.

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Bells of Ireland, also known as shell flower and molucca balm, is a white to green flowering annual native to western Asia. Learn how to grow bells of Ireland.

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As its name implies, none so pretty is a highly-decorative annual flower that does great in containers and mixed with other flowers. Learn about planting, growing, and using none so pretty in your garden.

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Most of know that these bright annuals do well in large containers and are good cut flowers. When planting them, consider any sunny location is ideal. Beds, borders, and planting strips or embedded with ornamental grasses is recommended.

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Ornamental cabbage, sometimes called ornamental kale, makes a lovely accent for your garden instead of your dinner table. In this article, learn about planting and growing ornamental cabbage, ornamental kale in your flower garden.

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Blanket flower beautiful yellow and orange annual flower that is unique in vibrancy and complexity. Learn how to grow and maintain blanket flower.

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Blue marguerite is a blue to purple annual native to South Africa. Learn how to grow and maintain blue marguerite as a garden border or in combination with other flowers, only at HowStuffWorks.

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Caladium hortulanum is a distinctive flowering grass that provides depth and color to any garden. Learn how to grow caladium hortulanum.

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Ornamental corn lends a colorful accent to a dining room centerpiece or a holiday decorations. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using ornamental corn in your garden.

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California blue bells are a charming blue to purple annual flower that delights garden lovers everywhere. Learn how to grow California blue bells.

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Calla, also called calla lily, is a uniquely beautiful annual flower made famous by artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Learn how to grow calla lily.

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Cape marigold, also called African daisy and Star-of-the-Veldt, is a cheerful annual flower available in many colors. Learn how to grow cape marigold.

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