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Gardening with Annuals

Petunia at Sensible Gardening and Living

Annuals are generally loved by most gardeners as they are not only in great abundance but are relatively easy to grow and lend themselves to annual experimentation.  Growing and flowering for just the current gardening season, they are not demanding on the garden real-estate. Annual flowers can be great fun, try new introductions, create new combinations, change the design of…

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How to Grow Annuals

Nasturtiums at Sensible Gardening and Living

Annuals are not difficult to grow, but they do have a few basic requirements of climate and soil types. It will be important that you know what these needs are for each plant you grow in order to plant them in the right situation. You may be planning to sow some annual seeds directly into your garden soil, have already…

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What are Annuals

Petunia at Sensible Gardening and Living

Everyone is talking about starting flower seeds indoors, a very hot topic in January and February. My last few posts talked about this process, from seed selection, through seed planting and growth to transplanting out into the garden. Although any type of flower can be grown from a seed of some sort, most of us will be planting up annual…

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Favorite 2012 Annual Flowers

Blue morning glory at Sensible Gardening and Living

I have to confess that I prefer gardening with perennials for my garden flowers, however every year I do plant a few annual plants to fill in here and there. At the end of the summer season I take stock and decide which annual flower I liked enough to plant again. Here are a few from this years garden. Please…

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Annuals

Getting started with annuals with Sensible Gardening and Living

What are annual flowers? Annuals are plants that live for one season only. They grow from seeds, mature and produce a great supply of flowers. As the plants only reproductive system is through seed, it feels an urgency to  produce as much seed as possible. By dead heading your annual flowers you force the plant to produce more flowers as…

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