I tend to purchase more perennials during the year, but will occasionally pick up some annuals from the garden center. Since these only last one summer I try to purchase those that are not only the least expensive, but annuals that will spread and cover well.
For Mother’s Day this year I received a very fun circle planter with some beautiful annuals in it. The planter has served as a centerpiece on our table on the deck. Within the last week or two those annuals pretty much bit the dust. I pulled out the plants and any sticks or leaves that had collected in the planter. This week at Menards I found some Garden Mums on sale for $3.00. I picked up one Mum that would fit perfectly in the planter. Once at home, I split the Mum into two smaller plants, that would spread more, and put them in the planter.
Over the next couple weeks these Mums will grow and fill in. I plan to post updates as the Mums continue to grow.