Some people ask if planting annuals is worth it. Their argument: you have to spend time planting them and keeping them healthy, and then they die, and you have to do it all over again next year.
But, oh, the power and the beauty of colorful annuals while they’re blooming!
Some fantastic advantages of annuals include:
Growing faster, with long-lasting color
Creating “instant” planting beds
Typically costing less
Filling in the empty spaces after spring bulbs have bloomed and faded
Giving your home immediate curb appeal
This is where we tell you about the Supertunia Mini Vista® Pink Star petunia, a bright and colorful Proven Winner® annual that is simply amazing.
Not to mention, it’s the Annual of the Year. And we have them here at the Garden Market.
Supertunia petunias (say that three times fast) are both fillers and spillers in your beautiful containers.
They also make excellent landscape plants, and are best suited to be placed near the front of beds due to their short height.
They have medium- to large-sized flowers that are—sigh—just stunning! Plus, those flowers are blooming all spring, summer and fall until the first hard frost.
Are they easy to care for? You betcha!
Apply some controlled-release fertilizer when you plant them in your landscape, and you should be good to go.
Plant them in containers, hanging baskets or window boxes, and a second round of controlled-release plant food about two months in is really all they want.
There’s no need for deadheading to keep those blooms blooming.
They’re also heat tolerant and drought resistant. And—wait for it—they attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Get your Supertunia Mini Vista® Pink Star petunias and other Proven Winners® at Reston Farm Garden Market.
We’ll help you improve your garden, your home’s value and, dare we say, your mood with happy, colorful annuals!