Episode #185 | Original Air Date: November 13, 2020
In Florida, we’re lucky to have flowers throughout the year. And certain annuals that are usually planted during the summer in other places can be planted in the winter here.
Add organic matter and controlled-release fertilizer to the planting bed for best success. Place winter annuals in full sun, and water thoroughly after planting.
For biggest impact, limit the varieties and colors of flowering plants you choose. Popular winter annuals include pansies and violas. Deadheading, or removing old blooms, will keep them setting new buds.
Snapdragons, petunias, and alyssum are other popular winter choices. Check out Florida-Friendly Landscaping™’s plant selection guide to help you choose the best cool season annuals.
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