Annual flowers are one of the joys of summer. They come in a wide range of colors, from delicate white to vibrant blue, and their sweet smells can bring a touch of sweetness to any garden. While annuals can be enjoyed for just a few weeks, they are easy to grow and care for, making them a popular choice for novice gardeners. With just a little planning, it is possible to have a beautiful display of annual flowers that will bloom all summer long.
There are two main types of annual flowers: bedding plants and cut flowers. Bedding plants are typically grown in rows or clusters and are used to fill in gaps in gardens or add color to borders. Cut flowers, on the other hand, are grown specifically for cutting and arrangements. While most annuals can be used as either bedding plants or cut flowers, some varieties are better suited for one purpose or the other. Zinnias, for example, make excellent cut flowers but can be leggy and unattractive when grown as bedding plants. Conversely, impatiens are lovely bedding plants but their thin stems make them unsuitable for cutting. Knowing which type of annual you want to grow will help you choose the right variety for your garden.
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