I have a bed out by our mailbox, and I've been thinking about putting
some flowers there for fall blooming. Normally I grow vegetables there
- I grew kale last fall, and harvested again this spring, followed by
Can anyone recommend a colorful annual that would do well in cool
temps? Here in SW Ohio, we probably have about 8 weeks until our first
frost. Some years we have even gone through the first week of November.
Cool-weather annuals (or perennials treated as annuals) include pansies,
snapdragons, stock, and Iceland poppies. If these are planted in
October where I live, they will ignore light night-time frosts and bloom
throughout the winter. In Ohio, they probably will not survive snow.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
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