Annuals/Houseplants

Houseplants and tender, nonhardy plants grown outdoors.

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‘Profusion’ Zinnia

MISSISSIPPI STATE With horticulturist Gary Bachman. There’s more gardening information on the Mississippi State website and Youtube Channel. GGVideos editorial note:  For pollinators, single (not double) zinnias are best.

A Paean to Pansies

NEW YORK, NY Garden Writer Irene Virag (former home and garden editor of Newsday) praises pansies, the flowers that smile at her in the spring.

Coleus that Hold Up in the Summer

LOUISIANA STATE U: With the soaring heat of summer, we look forward to the cool temperatures of fall. Well, on this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the coleus, a plant that displays vibrant fall shades, while standing tough through the summer. For more information, visit the Louisiana …Read more »

Overwintering Elephant Ears

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Learn how to overwinter your elephant ears for use in next year’s garden. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

How to Fertilize Annuals

MEDFIELD, MASS. Landscaping firm The Garden Continuum’s Fine Gardening Division demonstrates how to fertilize annuals in containers and in garden beds.

Cannas Add Drama

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Canna offer large, dramatic tropical-looking foliage and interesting flowers in the garden. These plants can be easily dug up, overwintered and saved for next growing season. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.