Seasonal annuals add beauty and instant color to landscape beds, containers, or hanging baskets. Annuals are plants that only live for one growing season, but will give a gorgeous blast of color all season long. Annuals add the finishing touch to a landscape and provides you with many different light requirements from full sun to mostly shade so you will want to keep that in mind as you are selecting your plants. We stock most annuals in 2”, 3”, 4.5” and some in quart size containers. We make it easy for you to succeed with your gardening projects! Our staff is always available to guide you to choose the right plants for the right spot!
Listed below are some of the more popular varieties that we typically stock during the season. To make sure that we have the exact variety you are looking for, please call us.
Morning sun with afternoon shade
- Begonia (Green Leaf)
Sun to light Shade
- Begonia (Bronze Leaf)
- Coleus (Sun)
- Dusty Miller
- Sweet potato vine
Four Steps to Fabulous Color
1) Preparation – Start with a well prepared bed and well-draining soil. Till Organic matter into your bed before you plant to really improve the quality of your dirt. We recommend Lady Bug Revitalizer Compost Blend. It provides a wonderful array of beneficial microbes and does not contain any bio-solids. Also, Happy Frog potting soil, a superior organic soil fortified with the right organic nutrients and mycorrhizae that enriches and loosens any soil.
2) Plant Selection – Be sure to check the light requirements for your plants to ensure they will thrive in the light available to them. Sun loving plants generally respond poorly in shade, and shade loving plants scorch in the South Texas Sun. Our associates are always available to help you if you need advice.
3) Planting – Feed your plants roots with a high quality plant food. We recommend Lady Bug Flower Power for use in your flower beds. You can use it with your annuals, perennials, roses, herbs, and vegetables. This 4-6-4 blend contains turkey compost, feather meal, sulphate of potash and molasses. Using a quality food at planting will help enable your plants to establish quickly. Be sure to refer to the tag of your plant for spacing guidelines. With a trowel, move the mulch aside slightly, plant the plant at the same depth as it was in the pot, then press the soil around the roots. We suggest spreading 2” of mulch in your beds to help with water retention and lesson weeds. If the landscaping is in an open area use up to 4” of mulch. Immediately water your new plants thoroughly. Deep root watering allows soil to adjust to the new plants and release trapped air that can damage roots.
4) Preserve – Consistent maintenance is key to keeping your flowerbeds beautiful. Practice good weed control from the start. Mulch will keep many of the weeds out and scattering a pre emergent on the soil after the flowers are planted will keep many other annual weeds from germinating. While you are in your beds looking for weeds, go ahead and deadhead any unsightly, spent blooms. This will extend the flowering period of most flowers and keep your plants looking better. Water as needed, being careful not to get too much water on the leaves. Finally, fertilize every few weeks with a high quality plant food!