Flowers are one of nature’s heralds of the seasons. The various flowers that bloom
in the different seasons can inform us what season we are in. For instance flowers like the Poinsettia are known to
bloom only during the winter season, more specifically during December and January. Annual flowers on the other
hand are wonderful flowers to plant in your gardens.
You will find that many of these flowers are excellent choices for the garden as
they can be grown in the different seasons. The best way to select the type of annual flowers that you want is to
decide which flower varieties you want to see. You should buy the annual flowers that are appropriate for the
required season otherwise your flower plant will rot even before you have a chance to plant it.
When you start selecting your annual flowers you can buy hardy annuals, half hardy
annuals and tender annuals. These differences reflect the type of weather and soil conditions that these annual
flowers will grow in.
Hardy annuals are beautiful plants that will produce flowers even in the cold
winter season. These annual flowers are planted during the spring season or fall season when the weather is not
that cold. Unlike other annuals these hardy annual flowers don’t like hot weather as they are not heat
The types of hardy annual flowers that you can buy include calendula, foxglove,
viola, sweet alyssum, stocks, cornflowers, pansy, larkspur and the many varieties of dianthus cultivars. The half
hardy annual flowers include torenia, snow-on-the-mountain, blue sage, strawflower, baby’s breath, candytuft, bells
of Ireland, celoma, love-in-a-mist, and forget-me-nots.
These half hardy annuals don’t mind damp cold weather but they can’t live during
the cold harsh months of winter. You will need to plant these annual flowers after the last spring frost. Unlike
tender annuals these half hardy annuals have no need of warm soil conditions for the seeds to begin
While some flower species can’t tolerate lots of hot summer weather the half hardy
annuals may sometimes droop for the weather but they will perk up in the later summer months. You can choose some
tender annuals like scarlet sage, morning glory, petunias, begonias, celosia, balsam, nasturtium, and
These annuals as their name suggests are not comfortable in the cold winter months
so the ideal time to grow them is three weeks after the last spring frost. Since these annual flowers grow well in
warm climates you can expect to see them in all of their glory in the late spring and the warm months of
These are just a few of the hundreds of annual flowers that you can grow in your
garden, and the riot of colors and sent that they bring will be calming and relaxing thay will absolutely make your
garden look beautiful. You will also have the added benefit of flowers that grow in different seasons adding a
burst of color all through the year.