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Darleneg74
Jul 16, 2017 9:10 AM CST
We've recently redone our front landscaping and I want to plants some annual flowers in the space with the arrow on the right and in the border on the left to balance it out. I am looking for suggestionson colors and specific plants. Both areas are full sun. Thanks! :)
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jul 16, 2017 9:14 AM CST
I could actually see some of the "Profusion" series of zinnias looking really stellar there. They have solid white ones that I'd probably do. But they're super easy to grow and if you planted them now you'd still get lots of blooms until frost.
Keep going!
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Darleneg74
Jul 16, 2017 9:21 AM CST
Jai_Ganesha said:I could actually see some of the "Profusion" series of zinnias looking really stellar there. They have solid white ones that I'd probably do. But they're super easy to grow and if you planted them now you'd still get lots of blooms until frost.


Thanks for the reply! I'm thinking I'd like more of a pop of color, considering my window boxes are white flowers and my planters have the white million bells.
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jul 16, 2017 9:23 AM CST
Ah. Well they can certainly do that too. There are bright red, orange, salmon, and deep pink varieties. But the white are just my personal favorite.
Keep going!
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 16, 2017 9:30 AM CST
Hmmm....
I actually thought you were considering I bed from arrow to line....
Went out and started shooting pics of my large patches of colour.

In truth, annuals are so easy that its best to quickly get the turf dug out and scatter any flower seed, confident in the knowledge that you could grow something else next season, or.... Even this season...
Seeds are cheap

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Butterflies sure happy with the orange cosmos....
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Darleneg74
Jul 16, 2017 9:43 AM CST
Thanks for the input. Would you do one color or a mix? I am such a visual person, it's hard for me to envision without something actually being there. 🙃
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 16, 2017 9:45 AM CST
If you want something low growing and which will be flowering non-stop from purchase to frost you could look at wax/fibrous begonias which come in white, pink, red and with green or dark coloured leaves.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 16, 2017 9:57 AM CST
Darleneg74 said: I am such a visual person, it's hard for me to envision without something actually being there. 🙃


Yeah...
Me too.

I've had to just experiment to discover what I liked.

For me, blocks of a colour usually work better than mix or match... But, not always.
When I selected for purple poppies, I discovered that I didn't appreciate a bed of solid purple!

The mixed colours are far more appealing.

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Darleneg74
Jul 16, 2017 9:58 AM CST
sooby said:If you want something low growing and which will be flowering non-stop from purchase to frost you could look at wax/fibrous begonias which come in white, pink, red and with green or dark coloured leaves.


Thanks! I thought begonias were more of s shade flower though. Is there a variety that will work in full sun?
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
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Jai_Ganesha
Jul 16, 2017 10:01 AM CST
Just checking--Buffalo means Buffalo New York, USA, right? (There are lots of places called Buffalo.)

If so, full sun in Buffalo will be different than full sun in Miami, which is different from full sun in Oslo or Buenos Aires.
Keep going!
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 16, 2017 10:06 AM CST
Darleneg74 said:

Thanks! I thought begonias were more of s shade flower though. Is there a variety that will work in full sun?


Wax begonias will take full sun where I am in Ontario. They don't need deadheading and don't usually get any pests or diseases so they're generally pretty easy care. They won't grow taller than your existing landscaping either, if that's a priority at all.
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Darleneg74
Jul 16, 2017 10:19 AM CST
Jai_Ganesha said:Just checking--Buffalo means Buffalo New York, USA, right? (There are lots of places called Buffalo.)

If so, full sun in Buffalo will be different than full sun in Miami, which is different from full sun in Oslo or Buenos Aires.


Yes, buffalo, NY

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