Since returning from Vermont, it’s been a weird week of New Jersey weather. It’s been pouring half a day, then really cloudy or sunny the other half day. I’m not a fan of working in the beds when it’s wet so my time out there has been a little limited lately.
While I was shopping at the nursery last week for my deck containers, I saw these beautiful deep purple and yellow petunias. I was so drawn to them but did not want to use them in the back gardens. When I was shopping this week for my front gardens though…I knew they would be a fun addition to the perennial beds and am so glad I picked them up!
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Adding Annuals in the Garden
I love to tuck annuals in with my perennial borders. They add color and interest while perennials grow and fade, help suppress weeds and make the garden look more full. Different colors lend different vibes to a garden. Blue and purple hues make a garden feel cool and serene, while reds, yellows and oranges spice it up.
When I pick out annuals at the nursery, I consider the future perennial blooms in the garden and how the annuals I am drawn to will enhance them and carry me through fall. While perennials provide my gardens with changing blooms, annuals fill in the gaps with season-long interest. Thus, any annuals added should compliment what’s already there.
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Thank you for following along and touring the gardens with me. Happy planting – enjoy your day! xo