Annuals are plants that complete their life cycle from seed to flower and back to seed within a single growing season. The roots, stems, and leaves of annuals all die annually. Only the dormant seed remains to bridge the gap between one generation of the plant and the next. Annuals are a beautiful way to add color to your landscaping as their ultimate goal is to reproduce, meaning they will flower abundantly until the end of the season. You will usually have to replant your annuals every year, but some will actually self-sow their seeds and return the following Spring, although it will be an entirely new plant, not the same one!
There are many different reasons why annuals are so popular among gardeners and professional landscapers alike! Let's take a look at some of the most common reasons for choosing annuals.
Visit Northshore Nursery for a wide variety of annuals to brighten your garden. We are always happy to advise on the best plants to suit your needs.