If I could only buy one type of annual, I’d choose sweet alyssum. It’s tough, it stands up to heat and drought, it’s pretty, it smells good, and it covers ground at a surprising rate.
It’s a mystery why this carefree edible isn’t more common in gardens, as it offers beauty and practicality all season long.
Annual pinks are a good selection for container gardens and window boxes.
The list of plants that could be classified as blue is open to interpretation.
The sweet perfume of flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata) is what gardeners love about this annual.
Gardeners in hot-summer areas need to choose their plants carefully.
Purple, burgundy, and black foliage may be an afterthought to gardeners who love sparkling, sunny colors.
An excellent container plant because of its consistent show of color, twinspur blooms from early summer to frost on slender spikes of apricot, shell pink, and mauve flowers.
Bring warm colors to the summer garden with this beloved, easy annual.
Ornamental kale is one of those plants that’s so weird, it’s cool.