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Annuals are all-stars in the garden: They use their limited time wisely by filling it with vigorous growth and outstanding blooms. And they are incredibly versatile plants, suitable for containers and window boxes, in flowerbeds, and elsewhere. Nurture your love of annuals by building a garden successfully with transplants. If you've ever been at the garden center and didn't know how many plants to buy, you're not alone. Use a handy calculator to determine how many plants to buy for the garden you have. Annuals are also great to fill bare spots in the garden; learn more about all-stars such as geraniums and petunias, as well as new varieties that you can rely on for long-lasting color. One annual is great but a pair is better; fill a container or corner of a garden bed with 21 top annual plant pairings. Annuals also make tremendous cut flowers; use our list to include the top ones for bouquets in your yard. And if you want to preserve the beauty of the harvest, use these preserving and pressing techniques, particularly with everlastings. You'll also find the best annual vines, the best annuals for fragrance, and even the best annuals for shade.

How to Select and Grow Pansies

Pansies are old-fashioned favorite flowers that are always popular. Learn how...

Stock

Stock offers a wonderfully spicy, distinctive scent. Plant it in spring severa...

Snapdragon

Few gardens should be without the easy charm of snapdragons. They get their...

Flowering tobacco

Many types of nicotiana are terrifically fragrant (especially at night) and ar...

Annual statice

Old-fashioned annual statice is found more often dried in crafts stores than...

Top New Annuals for 2015

2015 is the year for new annuals. Here is a colorful collection of what you ca...

Top Shade Garden Plants

Discover beautiful and easy-to-grow plant varieties to add color and interest...

Annual Flowers for Spring

These annual flowers don't mind cool temperatures and are perfect for...

Annual toadflax

Resembling a miniature snapdragon, toadflax is a great choice to bring color t...

Best Tropical Flowers for Your Patio

Tropical flowers transform your patio into a colorful outdoor living room with...

Honeywort

Honeywort earned its common name from the blooms' wonderful scent. It's also...

Top Annual Plant Pairings

We've pulled together a grouping of our favorite annual plant pairings. Try...

The Best Annual Vines for Your Garden

We've pulled together a gallery of the best annual vines.

Top Shade-Loving Annuals

Transform shady spots in your backyard into a spring-to-fall shade flower show...

Lisianthus

Lisianthus flowers make people ooh and ahh. Some varieties of this annual look...

Annual vinca

You've gotta love annual vinca -- it really delivers. It will tolerate a wide...

Sweet potato vine

Among the most popular container-garden plants, sweet potato vine is a vigorou...

Moonflower

Moonflower is one of the most romantic plants you can grow in the garden. It's...

Best Annuals for Cutting

Look to these wonderful annual plants if you want to grow your own cut flowers.

Verbena

Verbena is a spreading plant ideal for cascading over retaining walls, pots,...

Winter Flowers for the South

Keep your garden flourishing during winter by adding plants that flower in the...

Angelonia

Angelonia is also called summer snapdragon, and once you get a good look at it...

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