Growing Annual Plants in the Garden
Annuals are short-lived, attractive plants that usually last one growing season. Some annuals are planted in early spring; others must wait until all danger of frost is gone. Chosen for their vibrant colors, enticing foliage or simply for texture contrast in borders and containers, annual plants deserve a treasured place in gardens, backyard patios and high-rise balconies.
Here's how to select and grow annual plants including how to grow annuals from seed (and which plants are best bought from a nursery), as well as continuing care to keep your plants flourishing in flower beds, planters and baskets.
by Jane Lake