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Winter Annuals

In Florida, we're lucky to have flowers throughout the year. And certain annuals that are usually planted during the summer in other places can be planted in the winter here.

Add organic matter and controlled-release fertilizer to the planting bed for best success. Place winter annuals in full sun, and water thoroughly after planting.

For striking visuals and biggest impact, limit the varieties and colors of flowering plants you choose. Deadheading, or removing old blooms, will keep them setting new buds.

Popular winter annuals include pansies and violas, both of which have edible flowers. Snapdragons, petunias, and alyssum are other popular winter choices.

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