Place plastic pots directly into landscaping beds. Then, drop seasonal plants—pot and all—right into the hole. When the blooms fade or the season changes, remove the old pot and switch in a new plant. Be sure to choose pots with adequate drainage holes.
Celebrate Spring with Soft Colors. 'Riviera Midnight' lobelia, 'Yellow Frost' viola, and white sweet alyssum. These beauties are the perfect way to start the gardening season. Full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil.
Gardening in the Shade: Annual Plants for Shady Areas
Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. Alyssum grows inches tall and thrives in fu
What's the Difference Between Annual Plants and Perennials?
Would like to attract butterflies: Want more butterflies in your yard? Plant the nectar plants they love! Here's a great list of butterfly-attracting annual and perennial plants — including those needed for butterfly larvae.