Planting annuals is a great way to quickly add color and texture to any garden, border, or landscape. Because annuals only last for one growing season, homeowners can change the overall look of their gardens every year. Home Gardener's Annuals shows readers how to prepare the soil, select the right plants, when and how to plant the plants, fertilize the plants, and maintain their gardens. Hundreds of step-by-step color photographs illustrate the gardening tasks that will achieve the best results. This guide to creating beautiful gardens with eye-catching annuals also offers tips for saving time and money, along with useful advice on dealing with common garden pests and diseases.