Thursday, June 13, 2013

An Annual Vistor

I have a soft spot in my heart for tall, wispy annuals that reseed themselves every year and this is one of my favorites. So often we tend to think of annuals as those fancy hybrids in bright colors that show up covered in blooms, stuffed in "pony packs" at every big box store and nursery we visit. I have to admit I pick up a few here and there every year when I need a quick fix, but my favorite annuals make themselves as at home in my gardens as the perennials and are just as reliable. This is nicotiana (flowering tobacco) 'Lime Green', by Annie's Annuals. A classic in any cottage garden setting and so pretty and easy to grow. This particular one is in my chartreuse and purple garden and unfortunately has grown so tall as to flop over and lay among the veronica because I was negligent in pinching it back. A word of caution though. I usually think it is a weed coming up in the spring when it first emerges. Large leaves the pop up with vigor before the flowers show up can catch you off guard until you remember it is a welcome annual occupant of the garden!

1 comment:

organicgardendreams said...

Hi, I just stumbled over your blog. I am gardening in San Diego and I am very pleased "to meet" another gardener/blogger in California. Nicotiana 'Lime Green' looks great, maybe I will try it in my own garden as well. Thanks for posting about it!