You know it's time to plant annuals when you've gone two weeks without a frost. For those of us in Michigan, that is about mid-May. Many people say that Mother's Day through Memorial Day is your best window to plant annuals. At least in states like Michigan for sure.
For me, I am a perennial gardener. What's a perennial you ask? Those are plants that return year after year. But I do love annuals for season-round color and I have spots here and there in my landscaping where I put them. Mostly, I have pots for the annuals.
Some tips for thick growing, lush annuals?
1. Dig your hole and add a little organic plant food.
|Dig your hold about 1" wider in diameter than the root base.|
|With your hands, break art the base of the roots.|
|Pushing down the dirt around the base of the plant.|
|Flower heads after dead-heading|
6. So after you dead head, your plant will look like this for about 2-3 weeks.
Linking up this week to:
Making the World Cuter
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