Although most annuals thrive in full sun, these beautiful blooms perform best in partial shade.
Available in pretty, feminine shades of pink and purple, these plants look lovely in hanging baskets.
Lobelia varieties include compact upright forms (10 to 15 cm), which are good for edging, and spreading forms, which are ideal for hanging baskets and planters.
The edible flowers of this plant (available in hanging or upright forms) grow in bright shades of orange and yellow. Nasturtiums offer another advantage: They do well in poor soil.
Red, white, pink and even light green flowers bloom on this leafy plant, which grows to a height of 30 to 90 cm. Some varieties are fragrant.
Remember squeezing these annual favourites as a kid? Available in a wide range of colours, these upright plants grow to various heights.
This article was originally published in the June 2012 issue of Canadian Living Magazine and at http://bit.ly/1xFCztV