Karen Kees’ magnificent flower garden pictured on page 79
consists of annuals, perennials, and bulbs that–with proper
care–provide grand and steady show year after year. Here we list the
principal ones, with tips on planting and maintenance. Both spring and
fall are listed as planting times for many plants. In mild-winter
areas, fall is the best planning time. Where winters are cold, start in
With the annuals, we give advice on how to encourage self-sowing.
To increase your perennials, follow the suggestions for promoting
self-sowing; otherwise, follow instructions on maintaining these repeat
bloomers. All will bloom longer if spent flowers are removed.
Except for daylilies and daffodils, the bulbs listed are for
mildwinter areas only.