Brighten your Garden with Vibrant Annuals

Get Continuous Blooms with Annuals from Meadowville

Make Meadowville Garden Centre your first choice for vibrant and diverse annuals in Guelph. Annual plants are the essence of a dynamic and colorful garden, offering a season-long display of blooms that capture the eye and spirit. Unlike perennials, which return year after year, annuals complete their life cycle in one growing season, allowing you to experiment with different plants and design schemes each year. This makes them perfect for those who enjoy changing their garden’s theme or trying out the latest gardening trends.

At Meadowville, we boast a wide selection of annual plants ideally suited for Southern Ontario’s climate. From the full-sun brilliance of marigolds and petunias to the delicate shades suited for impatiens and begonias in cooler spots, our collection caters to every gardener’s needs. Whether you aim to create a lush, inviting display or need pops of color to brighten shady garden corners, our annuals are your go-to solution.

Additionally, our knowledgeable staff are on hand to offer tailored advice on the best annuals for your specific conditions—be it soil type, sunlight exposure, or design preferences. Visit Meadowville Garden Centre today to explore our annuals and transform your garden into a vibrant spectacle that changes with the seasons.

Featured Annuals

At Meadowville, we carry a diverse selection of annual plants to suit every garden style and preference. Some of our most popular annuals include:


Vibrant Colours for All Seasons
Pansies are the perfect choice for early spring and fall as they thrive in cooler temperatures. Known for their distinct face-like patterns, pansies come in a multitude of colours and are ideal for borders, containers, and window boxes.


Bright and Bold Summer Blooms
Zinnias are celebrated for their vivid, long-lasting flowers and easy care, making them ideal for vibrant summer gardens. They attract butterflies and hummingbirds, enhancing your garden’s biodiversity.

Fall Mums

Autumn's Favourite Flower
Cherished for their rich, warm colours, fall mums are essential for seasonal displays and container gardens. These hardy flowers bloom profusely in late summer through fall, offering continuous beauty as the season changes.


Classic Beauty and Versatility
Geraniums are a garden staple due to their robust nature and vibrant blooms. Excellent for containers, hanging baskets, and garden beds, they provide continuous colour and are easy to maintain.


Shade-loving and Colourful
Ideal for shaded garden spots, impatiens flourish with rich, continuous blooms throughout the growing season. Their low-maintenance care makes them a favourite among gardeners for adding colour in dim areas.


Effortless Beauty for Hanging Baskets
Petunias offer a spectacular display of colours and are particularly suited for hanging baskets and containers. With varieties ranging from single to double blooms, they can create a striking impact from spring to fall.


Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
Growing herbs not only enhances your cooking but also beautifies your space. Herbs like basil, mint, and rosemary are easy to grow and can be harvested throughout the season for fresh, aromatic flavours.


Grow Your Own Food
Cultivating your own vegetables can be rewarding and nutritious. From leafy greens to vibrant bell peppers, starting a vegetable garden provides fresh produce and the satisfaction of home-grown success.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best annuals to plant in Southern Ontario?

In Southern Ontario, gardeners have a wide range of vibrant annuals to choose from that thrive in this climate. Popular choices include petunias, marigolds, and impatiens for sunnier spots, and begonias and lobelias for shaded areas. These plants are favoured for their bright colours and ability to bloom prolifically from spring until frost.

When is the ideal time to plant annuals in Guelph?

The best time to plant annuals in Guelph is after the last frost, which typically occurs by late May. Planting after this time ensures that the tender annuals are not damaged by unexpected cold snaps and can enjoy a full growing season.

How should I care for annual flowers to ensure they bloom all season?

To keep annuals blooming throughout the season, regular watering and weekly feeding with a balanced fertilizer are crucial. Additionally, deadheading spent flowers regularly encourages new blooms, keeping your garden vibrant. Ensure your plants are placed in appropriate light conditions as per their specific needs.

Can annuals survive a frost, and what protection do they need?

Most annuals are sensitive to frost. To protect them, cover the plants with frost cloths or bring container-grown annuals indoors during unexpected late spring or early fall frosts. Choosing frost-tolerant annuals like pansies can also extend the blooming season into cooler weather.

What are some low-maintenance annuals for beginner gardeners in Guelph?

For those new to gardening in Guelph, marigolds, zinnias, and cosmos are excellent choices. These annuals are not only easy to grow but also resistant to most pests and diseases, making them ideal for those starting their gardening journey.

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