An annual plant is a plant that usually germinates, flowers, and dies in a year or season. True annuals will only live longer than a year if they are prevented from setting seed. Some seedless plants can also be considered annuals even though they do not grow a flower. In gardening, annual often refers to a plant grown outdoors in the spring and summer and surviving just for one growing season. Many food plants are grown as annuals. Some perennials and biennials are grown in gardens as annuals for convenience.
Impatiens are among the most popular annuals because they are very colorful, dependable plants which will bloom steadily all summer. Their biggest advantage is that they absolutely flourish in light shade. So if you have a shady area in your garden which you would like to fill with an easy to grow, colourful annual, give impatiens a try. They will transform dark [...]
Nasturtium as a common name, refers to a genus of roughly 80 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Tropaeolum. They have showy, often intensely bright flowers, and rounded, peltate (shield-shaped) leaves with the petiole in the center. The flowers have five petals (sometimes more), a three-carpelled ovary, and a funnel-shaped nectar [...]
Petunia is a widely-cultivated genus of flowering plants of South American origin, closely related with tobacco, cape gooseberries, tomatoes, potatoes and chili peppers; in the family Solanaceae. The popular flower derived its name from French, which took the word petun, meaning "tobacco," from a Tupi-Guarani language. Most of the varieties seen in gardens are [...]