I love to add to a variety of annuals to my containers, borders and raised beds for visual interest—and for the pollinators that frequent my edible gardens. I’ve already started my list for 2016. One of them I’ve already tested because I was given a sneak peek via some trial plants last year. The other two—a nasturtium with unique petals and a stunning zinnia—intrigue me. What’s on your list so far?
Zinnias have become staples in my raised beds. I love to plant them to add visual interest to a garden full of edibles, for the pollinators (hummingbirds love hover around them and take a sip) and for summer bouquets.
*Available from: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
‘Climbing Phoenix’ Heirloom Nasturtium
Nasturtiums are another one of my garden must-haves. They make great “spillers” in containers and I use the edible flowers to top summer salads and desserts. I’m looking forward to growing this unique-looking variety.
*Available from: Renee’s Garden
Supertunia® Pink Star Charm Petunia hybrid (main image)
Proven Winners sent me a few of these plants last year to try out and these beauties bloomed from the moment I got them right through until November (we had an especially mild fall). As far as no-fuss, long-lasting bloomers go, these annuals get my vote.
*Available from: Proven Winners