The annuals found in our greenhouses truly prove that Four Seasons is where it’s fun to color your world! These healthy, vigorous plants are great performers when used as bedding plants, in baskets, or containers. One of our passions is to find the new plants, the interesting plants, and the unusual plants. They are the ones you won’t find anywhere else!
Even though many times our customers ask for the “hot, new” plants they’ve seen in the gardening magazines, we won’t carry them if they aren’t suited to our area. There’s no reason to sell you something that you can’t be successful with because it won’t thrive here to begin with. Locally grown by us, for you, you’ll always find the largest selection of plants specifically chosen for our growing area.
A true annual is a plant that completes its life cycle in one year. This means it goes from seed to seed and then dies off, during the course of one growing season. The whole mission of an annual is to produce seed and propagate. That’s why deadheading or removing spent flowers before the seed matures, produces more flowers and therefore more potential seed.
Some tender perennials are grown as annuals in colder climates. For a perennial to be worth growing as an annual, it must flower profusely in its first year of growth. Pansies, lantana and alyssum are all actually tender perennials.
Some plants are considered to be hardy annuals. This just means that they are able to withstand a little frost without being killed off and will continue to bloom and set seed into the next year, but they will eventually expire.
Annuals can be further divided into cool season and warm season. Pansies will fade as the summer heats up. Zinnias won’t even get moving until the nights stay warm. Annual flowers give you the opportunity to have a totally different garden every year.
Ask for Vic, Gail, or Robin and we’ll be happy to help you find the colors of summer that are right for your yard!