Annual color will compliment a properly designed landscape when seasonal color changes are made for year round color and enjoyment. The installation of summer annuals, which flower through the entire growing season, will provide consistent color throughout the summer until the first frost.
Summer annuals are suitable for all growing conditions. Whether it be a hot, sunny location or cool, shady location, the colors available are vast. A landscape that utilizes annual color will insure your landscape has curb appeal all season long. When a colorful landscape is properly designed, annual beds can provide visual interest when flowering shrubs and perennials are not flowering. These annual color bed areas can be used to draw your eye to the entry or a focal point in your garden.
A colorful landscape does not have to end at the first frost. Cold hardy Pansies, when planted in the fall, brighten your winter landscape until the frigid winter temperatures arrive. They reawaken when early spring temperatures return. It is not unheard of for Pansies to flower during those early and late winter snowfalls. When planted in the fall with Pansies, Dutch bulbs such as Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths, provide the first glimpse of spring as they begin to poke through the ground after a cold winter.