Or maybe I should say, ‘those that do well in my backyard that become my favorite annuals.’
We have intense light/heat in city gardens. For us, we have a micro-climate, that can take a toll on plants in the summer. I’ve spent 10 years trying to figure out what will thrive back there and the proper way to pot and care for them. Sometimes I’ve been successful and sometimes it’s been a disaster, but I am starting to learn!
One of my favorites is Lantana. I like to snugly stuff about 4 plants into a planter with good potting soil and top with mulch. Lantana seems to do quite well with the heat and intense sun in the morning and then is happy with the afternoon shade. My color of choice for this year: