June 16, 2003

Annuals for Shade

Although most annuals prefer several hours of direct sunlight for best growth and bloom during the summer, there are a few annuals that prefer the darker corners of the garden.

Deadheading Herbaceous Ornamentals and Roses


The removal of spent flowers (deadheading) on annuals, perennials, and roses is an important gardening chore. Deadheading improves the appearance of many plants, encourages the formation of additional blooms, and prevents the development of unwanted fruits or seed pods.