Annuals That I Planted in 2017
New Guinea Impatiens – I love the foliage of the New Guinea Impatiens
With the exception of impatiens and sunflowers, I normally plant only perennials. In fact, I’d venture to say that if it were not for sunflowers and impatiens, annuals strike me as a bit of a garden farce. If you plant a perennial in the correct soil Ph and in the proper light and in the correct garden zone, perennials return year after year, and while annual plants cost as muh as a perennial plant, they only perform one year in most garden zones.
But this year, I found some interesting annuals on sale, and I am trying annuals for a change. Here are my annuals for 2017:
Thunbergia Alata or Black-eyed Susan Vine is an aggressive annual vine that will grow to a height of at least 8.
Reportedly, it will choke out flowers and other vines, including morning glories in the flower garden. On the positive side, it will rapidly cover a wall-sized trellis, and I have a view that I want to block. I can imagine that this will be beautiful in the fall. I a planting it next to my pumpkins.
Bacopa is a trailing annual with tiny flowers. Each plant can trail up to 2.’ It is nice trailing from planters, and it is also a good groundcover.
Calibrachoa is like a small petunia that I have noticed for a couple of years. During 2017, I have bought calibrachoa to trail down the side of my waterfall, and I have mixed it with another trailing annual bacopa.
I also bought 2 Yellow Calibrachoas to mingle with my Purple Wave Petunias and Purple Fountain Grass in planters by my waterfall.
Purple Wave Petunia
Purple Fountain Grass
©Jacki Kellum May 18, 2017