Annuals forum→Share photos of your blooms (please)

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 5, 2020 10:10 AM CST
Smiling
I use a a lot of annuals in my gardens and most have become regulars because of seeing them in someone else's garden

we don't seem to have a thread of annual photos
So I will start one
Please join in
What do you grow ?
what is blooming?
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this catchfly likes to self-sow into my pots


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same with this bachelors button
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 12, 2020 10:48 AM CST
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this is what I do with annuals I purchase in cell packs till they get a permanent home
They look planted and I can see if I like the color combo


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this is my one and only petunia
I am not a fan of petunias , but end up with one each year , this one caught my eye and has performed like crazy.
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Jun 12, 2020 11:19 PM CST
I like that petunia too. It is Vista Violet Star.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 16, 2020 4:33 PM CST
My deck planters
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 16, 2020 5:42 PM CST
very nice , some great color combos there Thumbs up
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 17, 2020 7:43 PM CST
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I always manage to have a few drummond phlox , they are easy to start from seed and don't mind the spring cold

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the first of the tall snaps has bloomed , not my favorite color , but I could not find the dark red so I ended up with a mix
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ElPolloDiablo
Jun 18, 2020 10:01 AM CST
I know it's technically a biannual but...

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I spent years tracking down this particular hollyhock color and found it for sale a bareroot last year.
Since there are no other hollyhocks nearby and the zinnias, Russian sage etc should distract pollinators I hope seeds from it will stay true to type because it's been quite an adventure to get hold of it and to have it bloom.
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 18, 2020 5:03 PM CST
It is a beautiful color , I see why you hunted it down. Thumbs up
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 21, 2020 12:15 PM CST
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Time for the larkspur and nigella to kick into full bloom

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ElPolloDiablo
Jun 22, 2020 5:56 AM CST
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Time for the larkspur and nigella to kick into full bloom

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I love nigella as a spice (it's the "secret ingredient" of Panch Puran) but I don't like it much as an ornamental.
However I have discovered there's some growing in my garden... and in a completely different position from where I had sown it. No clue how it got there unless a bird hate some seeds and then relieved itself. Thinking
Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 22, 2020 6:22 AM CST
I did not know it was used as a spice , what part do you use ? the seeds?

My plants seem to self sow and pop up where ever they choose , sometimes across the garden , lucky they are easy to recognize as seedlings so I don't pull them.
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Jul 13, 2020 1:34 AM CST
Cinda, just found this thread. I do lots of annuals, so here's some of mine.
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Any not familiar to y'all, just ask me. I've always grown annuals, many of them for the butterflies and bees. My zinnias are just beginning to bloom, I planted them late. I'll try to get pics of them today. Thumbs up
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jul 13, 2020 5:51 AM CST
Annuals here.

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 13, 2020 5:58 AM CST
Beautiful Thumbs up

I miss nicotiana this year , Yours is huge

I had this small nigelia come up in a pot
thought it unusual
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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gardenfish
Jul 13, 2020 6:08 AM CST
Jo Ann, I see you love coleus and calis as much as I do! Cinda, I knew when I planted it that it was tall, but knowing a plant is 5' tall and actually seeing it that tall is a very different thing! I do love it and will grow more next year. Thumbs up The nigella is so cute! Love in a mist, right? I've never had any luck germinating them. Sighing!
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 13, 2020 6:11 AM CST
That one came up in a pot with old dirt; so must have been something that did not germinate some years ago Shrug!
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Name: ZenMan
rural Kansas (Zone 5b)
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ZenMan
Jul 13, 2020 2:18 PM CST
I like zinnias that have novel flower forms, like these two.
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That little guy on that second zinnia was a part-grown katydid. Many katydids are carnivores, so I didn't bother him. Thumbs up

ZM
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Jul 13, 2020 4:22 PM CST
I always love your unique blooms, Zenman! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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