How to Grow Sunflowers and Other Flowering Annuals

Annual bedding plants are great in pots and window boxes, but they also offer a quick and colorful way to fill bare patches in new gardens.

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Plant After Frosts

Flowering annuals come in a wealth of shapes and sizes, and even scents; many are tender, so plant outside after the frosts.

Cosmos, 3 feet high, 18 inches wide (image 1); dusty miller, 24 inches high, 24 inches wide (image 2); Gazania, 8 inches high, 10 inches wide (image 3); candytuft, 12 inches high, 9 inches wide (image 4).

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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