Awesome Annuals with BigYellowBag

Some simple suggestions regarding how to plan, and implement annuals in your BigYellowBag flower beds!

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We all know someone who LOVES to keep up with all the latest fashion trends… and if you don’t, then you’re probably one of them. Closets stuffed full of bell-bottom jeans, crop tops, leg warmers… the logic is sound – you might as well hold onto it, because it’s going to come back in vogue again before too long, and in the meantime, it’s “vintage.”

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While it’s fine to want to keep your look up-to-date, it’s easy to run out of space. That’s why it’s a good idea to purge regularly and clear out the stuff that you know you’re never going to wear again. It will feel good to get all of that “vintage” clutter out of your closet.

Similarly to managing your wardrobe, planting new annuals in your garden will have a revivifying effect. Each year, you can have a whole new look, and you don’t even have to make room! The best part is, it only takes a few small plants to make a big impact.

Get Started with Annuals: Planning is Key!

The first thing you need to do, is figure out what you already have in your garden. Plot out which perennials, trees, and shrubs you already have planted. It’s a good idea to note when your perennials will be blooming, and what colours.

Find the holes. Where do you want to add a little splash of colour with a bit more staying power? As much as we love perennials, they only bloom for a relatively short time, from a few weeks to a few scant days.

Once you know where you want to plant, figure out what the conditions are. Is it a sunny spot, or in the shade? Does it tend to get a lot of water naturally, or is it more dependent on you remembering to give it a drink?

Also, think about the look you’re after. Do you want the pure whites, soft pinks and delicate yellows of a Victorian-inspired garden? Or are you more in favour of a riot of colours ­– vivid oranges, knock-your-socks-off blues and fiery reds? That’s the beauty of annuals. You can go one route one year, and try another look the next year. The possibilities are practically endless!

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Now, For the Fun Part… Planting Annuals!

Armed with this information, you’ll have a much better idea of what to look for when picking flowers. Whether you decide to grow from seeds or buy flowers ready to plant, you’re sure to have a beautiful garden this growing season. Wherever you buy your flowers from, be sure that the staff is knowledgeable! We suggest asking lots of questions at your flower supplier. Ensure that the annuals you purchase are well suited for the conditions in your garden.

Make sure you know what you’re planting, and follow best practices when it comes to watering and other care – like choosing the best soil for them.

We recommend BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil. Not only is it light and fluffy – we screen it multiple times to make sure that all clods are removed ­– but it’s also made up of a perfectly-balanced mix of black loam, peat loam, compost, and manure. With this formula, our soil achieves a perfect balance of moisture retention and drainage.. It’s also packed with all of the ‘food’ your plants need to grow healthy and strong: essential nutrients and organic matter. Your flowers will grow bigger and healthier if you use BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil.

Cameron Shimoda

Garden and Soil Enthusiast