Popular Flower Types
The most widely used flowers in gardens come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and color varieties. Some are long-lasting perennials, while others bloom for just a short time.
For a garden full of pops of color, try some of these easy-to-grow perennials. These plants thrive in well-drained soil and are low-maintenance.
If you want bold colors and instant impact in your yard, then annual flowers are the answer! For starters, they can beautify your small garden and turn any landscape from drab to fab! They also attract butterflies and other pollinators to bring new life to your garden. Another reason to plant annuals this year? They’re relatively budget-friendly so you change up your garden design or container plantings every year!
While annual plants will only last one season in the garden, they’re a great complement to perennials, which return for many years. Annuals provide color right away, while perennials take a few years before they really show off. In fact, most perennials look a little lackluster when you first plant them. That’s why you should plant both annuals and perennials in your garden. The result will be a well-rounded garden design!
Keep in mind that your annuals will do best if you fertilize them regularly. Use a granular extended release type fertilizer, which works for up to three months, or a liquid fertilizer whenever you water. It’s especially important to use fertilizer if you plant your annal flowers in pots and containers since nutrients tend to leach out more quickly. This will help boost their bloom power and keep them going all season long. Now, pull on your gardening gloves, slip into your gardening shoes, and check out our top picks for the best annuals for your garden!