Annual Gardens

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

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Castor bean is an annual decorative grass that adds a splash of color to any flower arrangement. Learn how to grow and maintain castor bean.

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China pink is a captivating annual available in shades of pink and white. Learn how to grow and maintain China pink.

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Chinese forget-me-not, also called hound's tongue, is a distinctive plant that accentuates any garden. Learn how to grow Chinese forget-me-not.

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Chinese hibiscus, also called Hawaiian hibiscus and rose of China, is a delicate flower rich in Vitamin C. Learn how to grow and maintain Chinese hibiscus.

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Chrysanthemum is an adorable multi-colored annual flower with a unique shape and presentation. Learn how to grow chrysanthemum.

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Corn cockle is a small yet distinctive annual flower that adds zest to any flower bed. Learn how to grow and maintain corn cockle.

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Ornamental grasses come in more than 100 varieties and have many functions in a well-designed garden. Learn how to grow and use ornamental grasses.

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English daisy is a distinctive, memorable flower that adds pizazz to any flower bed. Learn how to grow and use English daisy.

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Everlasting, also called strawflowers, are a unique bloom that comes in many varieties, and are a beautiful addition to any floral arrangement or bouquet. Learn how to grow and maintain everlastings.

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Flowering maple is a delicate annual flower that adds gentle beauty to any garden. Learn how to grow and use flowering maple.

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Forget-me-not is an essential flowering annual for the gardener with flair. Learn how to grow and use forget-me-not.

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Four o'clock, also called marvel of Peru, is a multi-colored annual that opens in the afternoon. Learn how to grow and use four o'clock.

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Fuchsia, also called lady's ear drop, is a delicate annual that draws attention to any flower bed. Learn how to grow and use fuchsia.

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Gladiolus, also called glad, is a traditional annual with a classic beauty. Learn how to grow and use gladiolus.

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Godetia, also called farewell-to-spring and clarkia, is a distinguished multi-colored annual that brings life to flower beds. Learn to grow godetia.

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Annual candytuft is an informal annual that's ideal for edging walkways and flowerbeds. Learn about growing, propagating, and using annual candytuft at HowStuffWorks.

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Native to South Africa, the African Daisy brings a vibrant splash of yellow or orange to any flower bed. Learn how to grow African daisy at HowStuffWorks.

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Iceland poppy is an annual flower that is best started fresh each year. Their thin petals glisten in full sun, looking like tissue paper. Learn about growing and using Iceland poppies.

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Ivy-leaf geranium is an annual flower with long, trailing stems, which makes it a great container or window box plant. It thrives sunny locations and cool climates. Learn more about ivy-leaf geranium.

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Larkspur, annual delphinium blooms in a variety of pastel colors. This tall, spiky flower prefers moist soil and full sun, and grows best in a cool climate. Learn more about larkspur, annual delphinium.

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Livingstone daisy is a ground-hugging annual flower that needs full sun. The dark centers of these flowers are surrounded by petals in a wide range of colors, from pink to orange. Learn about Livingstone daisies.

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Lupines can be both annual and perennial flowers. They bear pea-shaped flowers in a variety of colors. Lupines prefer full sun and continuous moisture, blooming in May and June. Learn more about lupines.

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Mallow is a native of Europe grown as an annual. It has purple, pink, and lavender flowers often veined with a darker color, and requires full sun and plenty of water to thrive. Learn more about mallow.

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Mexican tulip poppy is an annual that has yellow and orange flowers all summer through autumn. It requires full sun, thrives in containers, and can be used for cutting. Learn about Mexican tulip poppy.

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Monkey flower is a low-growing annual flower that brightens up a shady area with bright colors and unusual marking. Perfect for containers, it thrives near water or in cool climates. Learn about monkey flower.

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