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Annuals, annuals and more…

I worked in the annuals department of a garden center for a couple of springs. I enjoyed it so much and learned a lot. But every spring I used to wonder how so many, many hanging planters of annuals and/or just annuals that were pricey got sold when they require so much work from their owners. The annuals on this post will show what I mean. Geraniums are so popular, and garden centers carry just loads of them and they…

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I'm Lyn Richards, a Master Gardener who lives on the Northwest side of "Famously Hot" Columbia, SC.  We have brutal summers, hard red clay soil, and winters that are unpredictable.  In my former life I was a CPA.  I've been set free from my desk to be outdoors as much as possible in my mixed border, perennial garden.  I do flowers and have no luck with vegetables. My garden "design" is to plant things that I love in the right…