Plant annuals for constant color

This excerpt is from The Nonstop Garden by Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner. Find it at:

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As we slide into summer, we leave behind a lot of fond memories of spring. Unfortunately, we also leave behind a lot of color from perennials and bulbs that have already done their thing. To keep the color going throughout the summer (and even well into autumn), consider these annuals and tropicals from The Nonstop Garden. … Read more

This excerpt is from 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants by Ruth Rogers Clausen. Find it at:

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Now is a good time to add some color to your garden by planting annuals. But if you live in deer country, you might wonder whether it’s worth the effort, if everything ends up nibbled to death, anyhow. Fortunately, there are annuals that you can enjoy, but the deer won’t, as Ruth Rogers Clausen explains in 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants. … Read more

Color in the garden

This excerpt is from The Well-Designed Mixed Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust. Find it at:

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Color is perhaps the first thing we notice in a garden, or at least in a particular plant. What isn’t always taken into consideration is the overall color scheme of a garden — how the colors interact, or don’t. This excerpt from The Well-Designed Mixed Garden gives a good overview to considering color as you work in the garden this spring. … Read more