A is for Alyssum, which makes a carpet of tiny blooms in whites, reds, and pinks.
B is for Begonia, which have dainty pink, red, or white flowers.
C is for Celosia, which have velvety red and orange plumes.
D is for Dahlia, which produce huge flowers in purple, red, pink, orange, or yellow.
E is for Everlasting, which annuals are not – they only bloom for one year.
F is for Four O’ Clock, or Mirabilis jalapa, which as the name implies will open their blooms mid-afternoon.
G is for Geranium, with the classic red pink or white clusters of petals.
H is for Hollyhock, which has spires of flowers in purples and white, often with a different color in the center.
I is for Impatiens, with the delicate little white, pink, and red flowers that are some of the first to bloom in spring.
J is for Just, as in I’m going to just skip the letter J.
K is for Kale, which can have bright white or red leaves to brighten the garden all season.
L is for Lobelia, with their tiny and prolific cascading blue flowers.
M is for Marigold, with the brilliant yellow or orange flowers that are said to deter pests from the garden.
N is for Nasturtium, which are lovely vines with orange or red flowers that are both beautiful and edible.
O is for Osteospermum, an unusual daisy like flower that blooms in a rainbow of colors.
P is for Petunia, an old garden favorite with droopy petals in reds, pinks, whites, and even striped.
Q is for Quandry, as Q usually is for these lists.
R is for Rudbeckia, with bright yellow or orange daisy-like flowers.
S is for Snapdragons, the cheerful stalks of blooms that if you squeeze just right will look like they are snapping.
T is for Thunbergia, which has red or pink flowers with a distinctive dark “eye”.
U is for Underground, which is where you plant most seeds.
V is for Viola, with delicate purple and yellow flowers which are often the very first annuals to bloom in spring.
W is for Water, as most annual flowers will need regular watering to look their best.
X is for Xeranthemum, an unusual flower in bright pink or white.
Y is for You, as in you should try some annual flowers in your garden.
Z is for Zinnia, with the dependable big blooms in red, pink, yellow, or white.