Annuals are a great and easy way to add color and interest to your garden. But they don’t have to be relegated to containers only. They also are useful for filling in bare spaces in your garden. In fact, annuals are a great way to change the look of your garden each season.
Here are some different ways you can use annuals in your garden:
Create a planting bed around your favorite tree and add annuals such as blue and white salvia.
Incorporate annuals throughout your vegetable garden, which not only add beauty but attract pollinators.
Select brightly colored containers or paint your existing containers using spray paint and add your favorite annuals.
Plant two different annuals together in contrasting colors. Purple and orange as well as red and blue contrast well with each other.
Use annuals to fill in bare spots in a newly planted landscape. Young perennials and shrubs are often small when first planted, leaving your landscape looking a bit bare. Plant sweet potato vine, which is available in light green and purple and makes a great groundcover in bare areas until your other plants grow larger.
Add decorative containers around your swimming pool and plant with colorful lantana, which although a perennial, does great when treated as an annual.
Line the pathway to your entry with brightly colored annuals like red salvia, which leads the eye up to your front door.
Decorate the base of palm trees with your favorite color of vinca, which is available in white, red, pink and much more.
Plant annuals like celosia around a large boulder using a single color or a combination of red, yellow and pink varieties.
Incorporating annuals in the landscape is both easy and fun and a great way to change the look of your landscape every few months.
The possibilities of what you can do with annuals are only limited by your imagination!
Check out these stunning annuals from Birds & Blooms.