GARDEN CENTER • GIFT SHOP • LANDSCAPE DESIGN • FIREWOOD
3460 Dundee Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
T. (847) 272-1209
F. (847) 272-1417
Annual flowers live only one growing season, during which they grow, flower, and produce seed, thereby completing their life cycle. Annuals are
versatile, sturdy, and relatively inexpensive. They are easy to grow, produce instant color, and bloom for most of the growing season.
Annuals offer the gardener a chance to experiment with color, height, texture, and form. If a mistake is made, it's only for one growing season. Annuals are useful for filling in spaces until permanent plants are installed, to extend perennial beds and fill in holes where an earlier perennial is gone or the next one has yet to bloom; to cover areas where spring bulbs have bloomed and died back; and to fill planters, window boxes, and hanging baskets.
The University of Illinois Extension has created a Web site titled "Gardening with Annuals" that includes a comprehensive directory of annuals and guides for specific uses and planting locations. But the best way to make wise choices is to check with the garden professionals at Reds. We'll help you select the best annuals for your purpose and design, resulting in a garden that is both aesthetic and functional.
Hanging baskets can really punch up a porch or patio, and for folks with little or no space for down-in-the-dirt gardening, they're perfect. We carry a large assortment of ready-to-hang baskets, or we can fill a basket or planter with your selections from our stock of annual plants.
Our Plant List includes the names of annual flowers we commonly carry. While these plants will all be available at some point, we cannot guarantee that they will be in stock on any given day. So if you're looking for something specific, please call ahead or email us for current availability. We're here to help!