Asked on Mar 31, 2018

What kind of annual and pernnerials to plant in a flower bed?

CindyFRESHCUTKYHolly Kinchlea-Brown


thats 20x17 annuals and perennials

6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 31, 2018

    location is needed
  • Denise
    on Mar 31, 2018

    There are many variables to your question. Where do you live? is the location full sun part sun shade etc. Nurserys are always willing to advise as well as your local Home Depot Garden section! You also need to know your soil type and how it drains. Do you get a lot of wind where you live? This too can dry out what you have planted! Gather and write down your informatio, ask your local professional of choice and you will be on your way to success!! Also, think about if you want to spend a lot of time caring for this or only have to water and run...armed with a solid plan with all your information your boarder will be a fabulous success!!! Best of luck!!

  • Tig Judy Louise Beresford
    on Mar 31, 2018

    I like to plant in layers. Perennials that come up starting in spring and those that come up later. Intersperse them with your annuals. You should aim to always have something in bloom, something that stays green. It takes away noticing things that are dying off. I choose things like snowdrops, tulips etc for spring. Then I have a few plants like irises for a bit later on, I often choose marigolds as they will bloom most of the summer, so long as you deadhead the ones that have turned brown. Save those seed pods for next year by drying them out and putting into bags or container. A few spikes, ivy etc. will stay green and liven things up.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown
    on Apr 1, 2018

    please let us know where you are located so that we can provide the best advice
    on Apr 1, 2018

    I really love annuals because they're super easy from seed - petunias, zinnias, sunflowers, celosia, ageratum, tithonia, etc. Hope that helps!

  • Cindy
    on Apr 2, 2018

    Like Judy Beresford, I like to plant flowers so that there is always something blooming! Daffodils come up first, then tulips. Irises are next, followed by peonies. Lillies will come up a little bit later, and I like to have poppies, wildflowers (some are perennials, some are annuals) and gladiolus for late summer and fall.
    Unless you want to weed them forever, don't plant hollyhocks! They're gorgeous but they volunteer everywhere. Another gorgeous flower would be dahlias. In our zone we have to replant every spring after danger of frost is gone, but by late July and through the rest of the season they reward us with beautiful blooms! Once the bloom is done, the plant will do better if you deadhead them.
    Have fun and enjoy your garden.
    , Pink and white peony
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