Tag Archives: annuals

Swan River daisy: Brachycome iberidifolia

Brachyscome iberidifolia

Virtues: We love Swan River daisy for its abundance of vibrant flowers and drought tolerance.This care-free, fast-growing  annual blooms during the summer months and works well as a border or filler for flowerbeds, hanging baskets and window boxes.The mildly-fragrant blooms also …

Annuals Aren’t Evil: Reasons to Grow Annual Flowers

petunias

Question: I’ve read some opinions on different blogs stating that annuals aren’t a great choice because the methods of producing them aren’t always ecologically friendly and because they take a lot of water and fertilizer to grow well. Your thoughts?

Growing Baby’s Breath

Baby's breath plant

I have a cutting garden that I use to make summer bouquets for my house and for friends. Sometimes it seems like they could use some filler—like the baby’s breath the florist uses. Can I grow baby’s breath?