Annual flowers are plants that grow from seed to seed and need to be replanted each year. They provide year round color when interplanted between perennials and are great accents in containers. You may think why plant annuals when I already have a great perennial garden? Well even perennial gardens have times of the year when something isn’t in bloom, annuals do a great job of filling in a space and providing color during any lag times.
When you use both perennial and annuals in your flower garden there should never be a time when something is not in bloom. One of the great things about annuals is there is no long term commitment to them. Your garden can have a new look each year with a minimum investment.
Many annuals have a long growing season here in Phoenix. While in most parts of the country you’ll have to worry about frost, here you worry about the summer heat. Most annuals do pretty well. Providing them with some shade in the hotter months, and cover them during frosts and this will extend their bloom time.
Backyards with pools are already immediately beautiful because of the awesome focal point being the pool. But for homeowners who really want to maximize the beauty and interest of their backyard pool and spa area, here are a few gorgeous spring annuals that are perfect for the Arizona weather.