[gardeners] Flowers, cut and otherwise

Liz Albrook (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 20 Mar 1998 15:04:37 +0000

I'm not going to be putting in my usual veggie garden this year but 
would like to plant low maintanence flowers in that plot.  It's about 
12' x 60'.  I have a couple of poles that I'll plant with morning 
glories.  I''m going to have nicotiana alata "Fragrantissima" along 
the back and will be tucking in heliotrope.  That should give me 
plenty of scent.  Plans currently include planting zinnias and 5 
color chard and nigella.  Does anyone have any suggestions for 
annuals that are easily grown from seed and will bloom over the 
entire summer and fall?

I live where summers are hot (100's are common in August) in the day 
and coolish (60's) at night; semi-desert climate with plenty of 
irrigation water available, clay-loam soil, neutral pH (in that 
area), full sun, significant drying winds.  Low maintanence is 

Thanks for your suggestions.