Cottage Garden Annuals
After rain, lower temperatures and humidity, I'm suddenly excited about gardening again! A little bit of pruning, weeding and deadheading put things back in order and the annuals are rewarding me.
I try different zinnias every year. My favorite tall ones are Benary's Giant. I used Candy Mix this year in one spot where I used Magellan last year.
Alyssum is stunning me with its drought tolerance. It bloomed from spring until July, then took the month off during the 100 degree temps. As soon as we got one good rain, it has bloomed again!
I'll never be without the annual rudbeckias from now on! I will definitely use more in the future.
Back in the spring -- larkspur, poppies, cornflowers and nigella were favorites and I'll be sure to sow seeds again this fall.
What are you favorite annuals?
Here is a link that might be useful: Cottage garden annuals