Seasonal Color

Add Seasonal Color to Your Property with Annual Flowers

Nothing creates an impact quite like seasonal color plants. Annual flowers add beauty and variety to every season. From spring favorites like petunias to hardy winter bloomers like violas, seasonal color provides year-round visual interest. Whether planted in garden beds or arranged in containers, seasonal flowers bring texture, color, and interest to your landscaping.

Maybe you’re looking to enhance your home’s curb appeal, update your commercial property’s aesthetic, or celebrate the season. Or perhaps you simply want to change things up in your garden. Whatever your objective, the design professionals at Creech Landscape will work with you to bring color and vibrancy to your yard.

Advantages of Annual Flowers and Plants

As their name implies, annual flowers germinate, bloom, and die within a yearly growing season. Their short lifespan means that they grow faster and bloom longer than perennial plants, which return year after year. Annual blooms tend to be both large and vivid because they have a short time to attract the attention of pollinators. Their quick growth and abundance of colorful blooms make them excellent candidates for seasonal plantings.

Many annuals are also low maintenance, so they don’t require a lot of upkeep once they’re installed.

While spring and summer are often filled with color, fall and winter can bring garden challenges. Exposed bark and twigs add texture. Evergreens provide substance. But color is often lacking.

That’s where annuals come in. Fall flowers such as mums and sunflowers bring color and contrast to your garden. In the winter, pansies and ornamental cabbage add welcome cheer.

If you’re unsure which annuals to choose for your landscape, our designers can help you create a complete garden plan.

The Creech Landscape team are experts at plant selection and flower bed preparation. With the Creech crew, you can be confident your seasonal plantings will thrive with brilliant show-stopping color year-round.

Annual Flower Color for Every Season

Spring and Summer Seasonal Color

Spring: begonias, new guinea impatiens, petunias, vinca, verbena (deer resistant) and salvia (deer resistant)

Summer: coleus, zinnias, lantana (deer resistant)

For best results, these annual flowers should be planted mid-April through the end of May. We begin taking orders at the beginning of March.

Fall & Winter Seasonal Color

Fall: Chrysanthemums

Winter: pansies, violas, ornamental kale and cabbage, mustards (green foliage), snapdragons

For best results, plant after October 15th. We also recommend installing netting to protect them from deer, which are more of a problem during winter. We start taking orders for fall color and winter color after Labor Day.

Seasonal Color Gallery

As seasonal color specialists, Creech Landscape can help you choose the right annuals for our North Georgia growing zones. We do the work, and you just sit back and enjoy the show!

Here are some more Seasonal Color Favorites for Alpharetta and Metro Atlanta (Zones 7-8 USDA Hardiness Scale)

WAX LEAF BEGONIAS

WAX LEAF BEGONIAS

Tolerant of both sun and shade, wax-leaf begonias are one of the most versatile garden plants. Featuring a mounding habit and colorful blooms, wax-leaf begonias are both deer and rabbit resistant. Above all, they’re known for their deep green or bronze waxy foliage.

PETUNIAS

PETUNIAS

With a mounding/cascading habit that makes them perfect for containers, petunias feature trumpet-shaped flowers in almost every imaginable color.

LANTANA

LANTANA

Lantana is one of the most reliable ways to add color to your yard. That's because it blooms from late spring or early summer until the first hard frost. Lantana prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It's also deer-resistant, making it a favorite with gardeners.

PANSIES

PANSIES

Fast-growing and vigorous, pansies also enjoy one of the widest ranges of flower shades available. The heart-shaped petals often feature more than one color. Additionally, pansies are cold-hardy. In our local growing zones, they will bloom throughout the winter.

ORNAMENTAL CABBAGE

ORNAMENTAL CABBAGE

Featuring large rosettes of vivid leaves, these colorful favorites bring texture and drama to winter gardens. They flourish in our relatively mild North Georgia climate.

SALVIA

SALVIA

Considered one of the best fall flowers, salvia is both deer-resistant and provides long-lasting spiky blooms. It also makes a great cut flower. While its available in a variety of shades, white, pink, purple, red are common in southern gardens.

VINCA

VINCA

Also known as Madagascar periwinkle, this drought-tolerant plant thrives in full sun to part shade. Featuring dark green foliage and single blooms, vinca reaches 6-18 inches tall and wide. It’s resistant to rabbits yet attractive to butterflies, making it an undemanding addition to your summer garden.

COLEUS

COLEUS

While most annuals are chosen for their blooms, coleus is prized for its colorful foliage. A member of the mint family, coleus features leaves in shades of green, yellow, red, pink, purple, and maroon. Depending upon the variety, coleus can be tolerant of both shade and sun.

MUMS

MUMS

Chrysanthemums, or garden mums, are traditional fall favorites. Loaded with flowers in a spectrum of shades, mums are easy to grow, attract pollinators, and look great in containers.

MUSTARDS

MUSTARDS

Technically an herb, this distinct annual brings color and drama to late summer and fall gardens. While mustard greens are similar in appearance to collards or kale, the plant produces distinct yellow blooms on tall stalks.

IMPATIENS

IMPATIENS

The shade-loving nature of impatiens make them perfect for summer landscapes that enjoy partial tree cover. Featuring bloom that range from pastel to neon bright, impatiens also make great container or houseplants.

VERBENA

VERBENA

Heat tolerant, long-blooming, and available in a dizzying array of colors, verbena is a perfect summer plant. It's available in both annual and perennial varieties, some of which can reach six feet tall. Our preferred varieties have a cascading habit that makes it ideal in containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes.

ZINNIAS

ZINNIAS

Fast-growing and heat tolerant, these annuals thrive in southern gardens. Zinnias are known for an abundance of bright, colorful blooms that last from spring until frost

VIOLAS

VIOLAS

From the same family as pansies, violas feature smaller blooms, but more of them. Like their larger cousin, violas come in a wide range of colors and shades. They’re also frost tolerant, making them a late fall and winter garden favorite.

SNAPDRAGONS

SNAPDRAGONS

As an alternative to traditional fall mums, snapdragons likewise come in a range of striking colors including pink, yellow, and red. They're a great way to add color to your early spring or late fall landscape.

At Creech Landscape, we’re dedicated to making your property look its colorful best. Every season. Every time.

Have more questions or want help adding seasonal color to your metro-Atlanta landscaping? Contact us to get started.