The main purpose of using bedding plants in the landscape is to provide lasting color throughout the growing season. A bedding plant can be an annual, biennial, or perennial plant.
Some basic guidelines to follow when choosing bedding plants:
Be sure to have fun. You have gone through a lot of preparation to get to this point. Find the desired plants and create a landscape that looks great and conserves water too.
Annual bedding plants provide bright color throughout the growing season. Photo credit: Derek Severson Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Bedding plants along a fence. Photo credit: InAweofGod'sCreation Flickr CC BY 2.0
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