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Top 10 Annual Flower Garden Plants For 2018


Flower garden trends are a rarely mentioned topic. I remember a few years ago when everyone was growing red and white petunias for the celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. The stores were sold out in those colors it was so popular. I also remember about 10 years ago, everyone wanted bright colored gerbera daisies. Let's take a closer look at the top 10 Flowers that are sure to make a splash in your garden this summer!


1. Galaxy Petunias:









The petunia scientists were at it again creating another amazing variety. I can't get over how gorgeous these galaxy petunias are. They just began popping up in stores last summer and I'm sure they are going to be a huge hit this year!

2. Black Eyed Susan Vine










Available in orange and yellow varieties, this climbing vine is sure to be the talk of your garden. Feature it climbing over an arbour or trailing along a fence. It boasts tons of beautiful blossoms and thrives in a partially sunny location.

3. Gazanias









Gazanias are a wonderful and bright addition to any garden. They are perfect for planting in a flower bed or a pot. They love the sun and are fairly drought tolerant.

4. Giant Begonias



A beautiful addition to a flowerbed. These flowers are huge and give a property great curb appeal. I believe I remember seeing these at the Super Store last year and they flew off the shelves. I'm betting they won't last long this year either!

5. Celosia AKA Cockscomb


I just love celosia. The flowers are very unique and visually interesting and they have a neat texture. They do resemble a roosters comb or some of them even look like a brain!

6. Pansies


Pansies will always be a staple in my garden. They are delicate and easy to grow and produce a copious amount of beautiful blooms. Many varieties are also edible, so you can use them to garnish salads or ice cream!

7. Sweet Alyssum


A pretty little flower that works well for pots as well as ground cover as they can get quite large and take up a decent amount of space.

8. Pink Geraniums


I just love the bright colors of geraniums that have been available lately. I love the bright pink ones and the bright orangey pink ones. Geraniums are a classic flower that are great for keeping pesky bugs away from conversation areas.

9. Black Petunias



Black flowers are IN! My garden center sold out of black petunias in a week last year. I hope I will be able to get my hands on some this year. I wonder if they have a scent? I usually just buy purple petunias as they smell so lovely but I'm excited to try some of these black ones!

10. Marigolds



I always plant marigolds. They are awesome for lining flower beds and they keep insects away. I have been quite partial to the varieties that produce really large flower heads in the gold color. I just love the large blooms that can be seen all the way from the curb!

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