This Annual Garden for Full Sun Will Fill Your Yard with Continuous Color

Create an easy-care bed of flowers that will look gorgeous from spring until frost.

Planting annuals is about as close to "instant gratification" as you can get in your garden. That's because you can buy them from a garden center, take them home, plant them, and have a gorgeous garden all in the same day. It's also easy (and more budget-friendly) to grow your annual plants from seeds. Either way, follow this annual garden plan for full sun to create a harmonious display of colorful flowers that will bloom throughout the entire growing season. For this design, you'll need a trellis or similar plant support structure for the morning glory to climb up in the center of the bed. This will serve as the focal point, adding height and rich color that will be complemented and contrasted by the surrounding flowers.

Annual Full-Sun Garden Plan Illustration
Illustration by Mavis Augustine Torke

Plants for Creating the Annual Garden for Full Sun

If you aren't able to find the exact cultivars listed above, substitute with others that have similar colors, shapes, and sizes. And because some plants can become overly aggressive and spread out of control in certain climates, always check which species are considered invasive in your area before planting.

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The garden plan for this design includes an illustrated version of the planted garden, a detailed layout diagram, a list of plants for the garden as shown, and complete instructions for installing the garden. Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to all garden plans, available as printable PDFs.

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