As you can see, my carport is not used for a car. In this hot Florida sun, it is the perfect place for my beautiful flowering container garden. It is March 17 and right now I have in full bloom several containers of white petunias, 2 pots of white allysium, red amaryllis, red and pink geraniums and some seeds that haven't bloomed yet. In the background is my Norfolk Island Pine.
Yes, they are beautiful! I have a question, though- in a warm climate such as what you'd find in Florida, do annuals have a life span, or would they just keep growing like a perrenial as long as there was no frost? This may seem stupid, but I've often wondered about southern growing conditions since I'm in Wisconsin and our season can be very short (Yeah, I'm jealous!)
Very pretty, happy gardening!
I'm in North Florida. You were asking about the life span of annuals in our climate. I don't have much experience with flower gardening just because of the expense. I tried vinca (periwinkle) one year because they were inexpensive compared to anything else I liked. I have found that I can get 2 - 3 years life out of them depending on how hard the winter is. I have more luck with the pink ones versus white or red. They get pretty leggy, but I just keep cutting them back and they continue to grow and re-bloom. I'll add a few after the first year because they bloom less as they age, but it is way less expensive than having to replace them all. This year we had many more freezes than normal so I lost all of them. I'm starting some from seed now. I can't wait to see how they turn out. Tracey in Jacksonville FL
I was surprised to see Spring Hill FL. My cousin moved there in 2003 from Peoria IL. Her name is Maryrose and she works for a back doctor. I don't know how big Spring Hill is but just thought I'd pass this info along.
These are such pretty arrangements with the containers that are beautiful, too.
You are also a wonderful neighbor to enhance you neighborhood with so pretty a collection.
Beautiful. Great way to liven up your yard and the front of the house.
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