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Jun 5, 2020 10:10 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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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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Jun 12, 2020 10:48 AM CST
Name: Cinda
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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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Jun 12, 2020 11:19 PM CST
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
I like that petunia too. It is Vista Violet Star.
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Jun 16, 2020 4:33 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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My deck planters
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Jun 16, 2020 5:42 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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very nice , some great color combos there Thumbs up
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Jun 17, 2020 7:43 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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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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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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Jun 18, 2020 5:03 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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It is a beautiful color , I see why you hunted it down. Thumbs up
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Jun 21, 2020 12:15 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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Time for the larkspur and nigella to kick into full bloom

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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
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Jun 22, 2020 6:22 AM CST
Name: Cinda
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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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Jul 13, 2020 1:34 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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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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Jul 13, 2020 5:51 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Annuals here.

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Jul 13, 2020 5:58 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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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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Jul 13, 2020 6:08 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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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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Jul 13, 2020 6:11 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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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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Jul 13, 2020 2:18 PM CST
Name: ZenMan
rural Kansas (Zone 5b)
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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

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