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8 Easy Flower Seeds You Can Sow in Your #Garden in June to Bloom This Autumn

8 Easy Flower Seeds You Can Sow in Your #Garden in June to Bloom This Autumn

Ramon Gonzalez /CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 By late summer many of your favorite annual flowers start to burn out as the plants complete their lifecycle and go to seed. But you can extend the parade of color in your garden by planting some seeds right now that will bloom by September. The trick is in planting seeds this time of year is to sow them directly into the ground, containers, and raised beds . You'll have to ensure the soil doesn’t dry out and kill any sprouting seeds. Here are eight quick-blooming annuals you should sow seeds for this month. 1. Marigolds. 2. Zinnias. 3. Nasturtiums. 4. Sunflowers. 5. Cosmos. 7. Calendula. 8. Johnny-jump-up. This last dose of summer color in the garden will be appreciated by pollinators as they prepare for winter. You can harvest the blooms for one last bouquet from the garden, or use the blooms from your cosmos, nasturtiums, and Johnny-jump-...

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