What To Do About A Sparsely Looking Flower Garden?

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  1. Von Jones

    Von Jones Very Well-Known Member
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    The summer is now in full swing and the perinnels that are suppose to be blooming are very scarce. Usually at this time I see lots of color in my backyard. I'm disappointed and thinking that my gardens need something that I haven't thought of. I'm open to any suggestions to prepare my gardens for next season. What do you do?
     
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    My wife usually plants lots of annuals in the bare spaces every summer.
     
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    This would be the quickest solution if I wasn't so undecided about which ones I want. But I think this is what I'll be doing. Which annuals does you wife select? Can you do photos of them?
     
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    No pictures. Depending on sun or shade she plants impatiens ( I think they were named after her ) or Petunias quite a bit. That's all I can think of at the moment.
     
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    I agree with Sheldon, and we plant impatiens and petunias also . In the shade I have some coleus and as a backdrop, there is the sunchokes, which come back and spread each year. It is late this year to plant them; but this fall when people dig up the tubers, you can probably find some either cheap or free from someone in your area. I would even be happy to mail you some tubers this fall if you want to start some.
    They look like a yellow daisy, but they are a member of the sunflower family, and are perennials. We have at least one thread on here about the Jerusalem artichokes, if you are not sure what they look like.
    I also plant my tomatoes , squash, and cucumbers around in the yard along with the flowers, and it makes it easier to water; plus we have so many trees that there really is NO place that gets enough sun to have a regular garden area.
     
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