In the garden

some tid bit about annuals here

 

Annual plants post-planting care and watering

It is best to water early in the day and to keep plant foliage as dry as possible by watering at ground level

 

watering

 

 

annual flower

 

 

 

annual flower

 

 

Water freshly planted annual bedding-out plants thoroughly to give them a good start. Thereafter water when the soil surface dries out. It is best to water early in the day and to keep plant foliage as dry as possible by watering at ground level. Water droplets that remain on the foliage overnight encourage plant diseases to develop. Do not rely on rain to water your annuals sufficiently. It is important to observe the condition of your annuals often to ensure continued growth and satisfaction.

 

post-planting care

In order to induce continual vigorous growth, blooming, and bushiness; pinch out the terminal growth buds on tall lanky annuals. Fertilize your annuals every three to four weeks with an all purpose, water soluble fertilizer such as a 20-30-20. Encourage repeat blooming by removing dead flowers (dead heading).