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Developing New Annuals
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Developing New Annuals

Creating new and colorful varieties of annual flowers requires a special process that starts long before plants grow in a garden.

Join gardener Allen Smith at the Goldsmith Seed Company in California for a tour of the technology mastered by the seed technologists.

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Annual, Perennial, Biennial?

Annual, Perennial, Biennial?

Blooms may be blooms, but they may have different life cycles. If you’re wondering which flowers are annuals, perennials, or biennials — or what that even means, read on. More...

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Texas A&M University
Reveal the Red: Exploring the Chemistry of Red Flower Pigments

Reveal the Red: Exploring the Chemistry of Red Flower Pigments

Flowers are renowned for their bold and beautiful colors, but plant chemistry can be complex. Conduct an experiment to examine what makes one red pigment more vibrant than another. More...

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Science Buddies
How Plants Become Annuals vs. Perennials

How Plants Become Annuals vs. Perennials

New research suggests that two critical genes determine whether a plant will focus on making flowers (annual) or building up structures (perennial). More...

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LiveScience
List of Annuals

List of Annuals

From African daisy to moonflower to zinnia, delve into 146 varieties of annual flowers to select those that suit your style and your garden. More...

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Better Homes and Gardens
Xeriscaping: Perennials and Annual Flowers

Xeriscaping: Perennials and Annual Flowers

Even the desert can bloom with colorful blossoms, thanks to xeriscaping. Investigate this plant revolution of water-wise gardening. More...

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Colorado State University
Gardening with Annuals

Gardening with Annuals

The great variety of annuals provides a multitude of gardening possibilities. Find out everything you need to know from planting in soil to baskets, in shady and sunny spots, and how to care for your flowers. More...

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Photo Gallery: Zinnia

Photo Gallery: Zinnia

The zinnia, one popular type of annual, grows in a variety of colors and shapes. Look at your choices if this is a favorite flower of yours. More...

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Kalamazoo Flower Group
What Are Annual Flowers?

What Are Annual Flowers?

A bloom for all seasons: These are annual flowers. If you don’t know already, discover why they get just one season to show off their colorful stuff. More...

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