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Fast growing annuals?

Posted by jim_w_ny Zone 5a (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 11, 08 at 8:47

I've just slipped over from the Rose site being a dedicated rose gardener.

But I've decided my rose beds are so boring. And one is looking very bare and I have a garden tour scheduled for late June.

So I quickly need some fast growing annuals which I believe is the way most are.


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RE: Fast growing annuals?

Unless you're a die-hard grow from seed person (no guarantee anything would be ready even by late June in zone 5) - go to any good greenhouse or garden center (even the big boxes) and buy a few flats of ready to plant, already in bloom things. And, unlike perennials, no great expense.

Alyssum is good for borders; pansies; Dianthus Chinensis - which come in every shade of red, pink, white, salmon double, ruffled; verbena hybrids; petunias; Gerbera Daisys; geraniums. The list is endless and most are good for accent and infilling without detracting from your roses. And by buying established plants, they'll be ready when you need them.

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