I've been gardening for over 30 years. I like flowers and annuals are my favorites, mainly because they bloom all summer and they are a good filler between perennials. Perennials grown too close together are hard to weed, besides annuals give color when the perennial is not in bloom. I am a zone 3 gardener. Through hands on experience I have learned about soil preparation, pests and diseases, and which plants to use for sun or shade. I know the requirements to grow healthy plants from seed and keep them that way. I also know about cold frames, greenhouses and how to create and which plants to use to make an attractive arrangement in planters.
I have been a gardener for over 30 years and I've grown annuals from seed all that time. I started out with cold frames and graduated to my own greenhouse. I have tried almost all of the annuals from the easy ones like petunias,calebdula and marigold to the more difficult like geramiums and impatiens--seed and cuttings.
The above is all the credentials I have. My gardening education has been from trial and error and the hands on experience of growing plants and gardening. I belong to no organizations and the only honors I have had is a yard full of flowers and a large garden full of vegetables.