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Annual Flower Installations

Annual installations – Spring

As with all flower installations, the key to success is soil preparation.  In containers, us a good potting soil and mix in some slow release fertilizer.  For in-ground installations, incorporate organic matter like compost or peat moss into the top 6” of the soil.  Then mix slow release fertilizer into the top 2-3”.

Summer Annual Installations

There many old reliables like geraniums, petunias, marigolds, alyssum and begonias.  But be sure to look for the new varieties of these plants as plant hybridizers are always looking for new colors and forms.  There are also additional plants that are becoming more popular.  New Guinea Impatiens, Calibricoa, Lantana, Vinca and more.  Don’t be afraid to experiment with new plants and different plant combinations.

There are also many plants that are used for their foliage like coleus.  This plant along comes in so many colors you can fill your whole garden with them.

Fall Annual Installations

As summer annuals begin to get tired and look ragged, it could be time to install some fall annuals.  Fall planted annuals are hardier and can take some frost and still look good.  These plants can carry you through into November in the Chicagoland area.  They can extend the time that you can enjoy your landscape later into the season.

As with all flower installations, the key to success is soil preparation.  In containers, us a good potting soil and mix in some slow release fertilizer.  For in-ground installations, incorporate organic matter like compost or peat moss into the top 6” of the soil.  Then mix slow release fertilizer into the top 2-3”.

Plants can include chrysanthemums, pansies, kale, cabbage, asters, ornamental peppers, ornamental grasses, snapdragons and perennials with colorful foliage.