Annuals take a landscape from boring to brilliant in the blink of an eye. Whatever plant size, shape, or color is the inspiration for your dream garden, there is probably an annual to meet your need. Because annuals aren't permanent, you can express your creativity with a fresh garden look every year! On a practical note, annuals provide a quick solution to replace poorly performing plants. Plant them around the garden or pot a few in containers to instantly spruce up a deck, patio or balcony for entertaining, or to create a luxurious setting for a special event. Planters filled with annual flowers make thoughtful gifts for any occasion.
Plants can be pinched back during the growing season to control size and encourage new, more compact growth. Water regularly during high heat or drought.