What is your summer garden without annuals? Like a princess without her tiara and jewels, it is just not dressed for the part.

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. Annual flowers give you the opportunity to have a totally different garden every year.

The non-stop blooms of annual flowers punctuate the border and rim the walk, they dangle from the porch pots and collar the shrubs. Cheerfully and gracefully they ornament plantings in a way perennials would be hard-put to duplicate.

Here are a few of the many annuals we carry in our Garden Center: