For the most part these are my favorite flowers to have in my garden. Pansies are the only annuals, meaning they don't come back and you need to get new ones every year, in the bunch. I'm big on a variety of color so those are the ones that make this list. I lived further south I would get more into tropical flowers.
A very consistent and vibrant flower. I love having a wide variety of colorful tulips throughout my landscape. I currently have white, dark purple, bright red, King's blood and yellow tulips. If only they would keep their bloom longer.
Big blooms that will knock you out (in a good way) with their aroma. The blooms get so big that they do tend to get top heavy and you will need to tie them together. I have a double white peony that gets bigger every year.
My favorite climbing flower. I have a two different purple ones climbing on either side of a post. They are great climbers and don't need much help finding the next rung on the trellis. Fun to grow with great colors.
A flower that makes a statement. They are great to plant around trees and they are among the easiest flowers to transplant. I have a few purple and yellow ones. I just wish they would keep their blooms longer.
A pretty white flower that couldn't be easier to grow. Its gets its name because of its trumpet shaped flower pointing upwards. Gorgeous blooms. However, it does contain toxins that are harmful to humans and animals. Be careful.
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I usually get a couple of trays of pansies every year. I like the two colored pansies. I don't know how the word pansy came to mean something weak, because pansies are very hardy flowers. Pansies are winter hardy in zones 4-8. They can survive light freezes and short periods of snow cover. In warmer climates, zones 9-11, pansies can bloom over the winter. The only annuals on my list.
One of the earliest flowers to come up in late winter/early spring. They come in a huge variety of bright eye-popping colors. I have yellow, pink, blue and purple ones. They don't get too tall so they make good border flowers.
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