Look for the best deal
Young plants in six- or eight-packs of the same variety are often available at very low prices. The seedlings should be well rooted but need not be in bloom. Once planting season is past, however, beware of starved, dried-up leftovers. Here are other secrets your gardening center won’t tell you.
Looking to hide something?
Climbing annuals will quickly disguise a chain-link fence or the screening around garbage cans. Morning glory, scarlet runner beans, black-eyed Susan vine, sweet peas, and hyacinth bean are some of the climbers that do the job nicely.