Annual Flower Gardening in Phoenix Arizona

August 11, 2013 – 12:40 pm

zinnia annual flower'Zinnia'




Annual flowers are plant that grow from seed to seed and need to be replanted each year. They provide year round color when interplanted between perennials and are great accents in containers. You may think why plant annuals when I already have a great perennial garden? Well even perennial gardens have times of the year when something isn't in bloom, annuals do a great job of filling in a space and providing color during any lag times.

When you use both perennial and annuals in your flower garden there should never be a time when something is not in bloom. One of the great things about annuals is there is no long term commitment to them. Your garden can have a new look each year with a minimum investment.

growing marigoldMany annuals have a long growing season here in Phoenix. While in most parts of the country you'll have to worry about frost, here you worry about the summer heat. Most annuals do pretty well. Providing them with some shade in the hotter months, and cover them during frosts and this will extend their bloom time.

Deadheading the flowers, or simply pinching off the spent blooms will encourage the plant to put energy into created new blooms.

As a native of Mexico, Marigolds do well here in Phoenix and thrive most of the year including most of summer. To prolong their growing season cover during frosts. They are also beneficial to plant near many vegetables to deter pests.

impatientsImpatients enjoy some shade and do well when interplanted with some taller annuals or perennials.

Zinnias are blooming even when many other annuals have ceased. They are a great flower for summer as they love the sun. They are available in some stunning bold colors and are attractive to the butterflies.

Cosmos and Asters are great flowers that still bloom here in the summer heat and they too attract the butterflies.

Our Petunias live about 9-10 months before we have to replant them. They are really hardy annuals in this part of the country. They start to get leggy in mid summer. But they are absolutely gorgeous most of the year and the hummingbirds like this flower. For this reason we plant petunias each year.


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Dear Jolene Montgomery,
I have your copy of Trout Fishing in America. I picked it up at a bookstore in Tucson Arizona almost 25 years ago. From the publication and printing information I have surmised your purchase date to be 1973. The book doesn’t feel like summer, fall, or winter so I am imagining that you bought it sometime in the spring. The spring is a good time to read a book like this with the words blooming like algae in a still pond.
In the spring of 1973 I was 5 years old and wore a Cub Scout bandana all the time. I wasn’t in the Cub Scouts but I was a fantastic pretender from even this early age

Jolene Montogomery

You have some potential but everything is rushed. I don't claim the below to be some master work but there is more than a moment in it. I thought about it a bit before writing and then I massaged and edited it. Honestly, I rarely get through your poems completely; losing intrest I suspect with the same speed at which they were written. Show us the good stuff that you have molded slowly to your own perfection. Use your potential and stop difusing and excusing yourself with the journal entries. Write something.
Dear Jolene Montgomery,
I have your copy of Trout Fishing in America

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