I have a confession to make. I don’t have any containers filled with flowering annuals. There are a few reasons for this, but I tend to prefer low-maintenance plantings that look great all year. I don’t have much patience for high-maintenance containers, filled with plants that need frequent irrigation, deadheading of spent flowers only having to change them out seasonally – although, I do think they are lovely to look at.
Perhaps my inclination to avoid planting flowering annuals in my own garden has to do with the fact that I used to be in charge of 45+ pots, each filled with colorful flowers when I worked as a horticulturist on a golf course.
I even broke my foot when I tripped off a curb, while loading flats of flowers.
So, it may not come as a surprise that I prefer using perennials and flowering shrubs along with succulents in my pots.
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