Cold Tolerant Annuals

The Annual planting season can start as early as Late March. Typically pansies and other cold tolerant annuals arrive by April 1st. Cold tolerant annuals include:


  • Pansies
  • Snapdragons
  • Dianthus
  • Stock
  • Alyssum
  • Primrose
  • Viola
  • Ranneulus


  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce

Summer Planting

Summer Planting Season typically begins in May. In Illinois, Zone 5 (where we are) our last frost date is May 15th. We aren't saying you can't or shouldn't plant before that but to be aware that there is still a chance of frost. We do carry frost protectors should that happen.

Warm season annual selection seems endless. But here are some of our favorites:


  • Angelania
  • Big Leaf Begonias
  • Calibrachoa (Millionbells)
  • Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost'
  • Lantana
  • Pentas
  • Sun Coleus
  • Sun Patiens
  • Vinca
  • Geraniums


  • Begonias Re X
  • Begonias Nonstops
  • Caladiums
  • Coleus
  • New Guinea Impatiens
  • Fushia


  • Creeping Jenny
  • Iboza (Swedish Ivy)
  • Ivy
  • Ferns
  • Grasses
  • Purple Fountain Grass
  • Millet
  • Bronzita
  • Curly Rush
  • Dracaena Spikes
  • Vinca Vine
  • Sweet Potato Vine
  • Dichondra
  • Licorice Vine

Late Summer

The planters are starting to look a little tire and sad around July. This is the time to bring in fresh stock of heat loving annuals before we move into Fall.


  • Cannas
  • Big Leaf Begonias
  • Vinca
  • Cuphea
  • Gomphrena

Fall Season

Fall season typically begins Early September. Just switching a few things in your planters can freshen them up for Fall. There is no need to redo everything. Check out some of these fall plant selections:


  • Mums
  • Pansies
  • Cabbage & Kale

  • Dianthus
  • Swiss Chard
  • Mustards