5 Unpretentious Biennials and Annuals
We continue to talk about unpretentious flowers for a “lazy” garden. Today’s article will be devoted to unpretentious biennial and annual flowers. Despite the fact that the majority of annuals are grown bby seedling method, which still requires a certain amount of trouble, there are plants in this group that are loved by gardeners just for ease of cultivation and care.
5 Unpretentious Biennials and Annuals for Novice Gardeners
Planting: Sweet William are propagated by sowing the seeds for seedlings (in April) or into the ground (or in the early spring before winter).
Height: 15-25 inches
Growing conditions: sun or partial shade light, friable soil.
Use in the garden: excellent plant for flower gardens in a rural style.
Blooming: June to frost
Planting: Sow in April-May in the ground directly in the flower garden.
Height: 10-30 inches (depending on grade)
Growing conditions: preferably in the sun, but calendula can grow also in partial shade; Soil – any other than a dry or excessively wet sand.
Use in the garden: calendula is a versatile plant that can be used everywhere in the garden, as well as grow on terraces and balconies in containers.
Indian cress (nasturtium)
Blooming: June to frost
Planting: planting in the ground at the end of May
Height: 10-120 cm (climbing)
Growing conditions: preferred sunny areas protected from strong winds, with permeable soil.
Use in the garden: nasturtium looks amazing around trees, under bushes, along fences and walls; it can be used as ground cover or basket plant.
Blooming: From April until frost
Planting: you can plant viola during entire season; the last year plants can be grafted in spring.
Height: 5-10 inches
Growing conditions: land with nutrient permeable soil in sun or partial shade.
Use in the garden: Viola is exceptionally versatile; it can be grown almost anywhere in the garden – from rockeries to lawn, flower beds to containers.
Planting: Sow phacelia in the ground throughout the season; for flowering – in May; as green manure – up to September.
Height: 8-35 inches (depending on species)
Growing conditions: sunny areas or light partial shade, light garden soil.
Use in the garden: phacelia can be plated on any free planting garden plots, it will decorate and enrich the soil. This is not only a beautiful plant with openwork carved foliage and charming delicate flowers, but also an excellent green manure, and honey, which attracts insects to your garden.