The Q&A Archives: Some Colorful Border Plants

Question: We have a flower bed at the entrance of our house. It receives a good amount of sun and is shielded by an extended roof, so it stays dry until we water. We'd like to plant perennials and/or annuals that are bright

Answer: Your best bet is to plant annuals. If you keep removing the spent flowers, annuals will keep on flowering. Perennials, on the other hand, generally bloom once even if you remove the spent flowers. Any annual that gives you the color such as geraniums, ice plant and zinnias will do well in the spot you decribed. You can mix perennials and annuals and the annuals will produce color when the perennials are pansies and primrose would be a good combination!

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