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3 annuals with beautiful blooms for 2016

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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?

Carousel Zinnia
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.

Carousel zinnias

I love that you are not guaranteed one colour of bloom in a seed packet!


*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. 

climbing phoenix nasturtiums

I love growing nasturtiums. They look pretty in summer dishes and the bees love them!

*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

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2 Responses to 3 annuals with beautiful blooms for 2016

  1. Jane Starr says:

    I grew nasturtium Climbing Phoenix last year. They were stunning and everyone who saw them admired the unusual petal-shape.

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