Mass market annuals are one of the least sustainable-eco-green things produced.
Insecticides, fungicides, weed-killers, water, electricity, heating, plastic, gasoline, trucks, soil, labor.
Compare to a packet of self-seeding annuals or the vignette, above.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pic same garden as previous post. I was a professional grower for years. We grew from plugs, seeds, cuttings. Mostly plugs. Adored doing the hydrangea cuttings late each summer.
Mass market annuals do have their place & when needed I always put Jenny Hardgrave's company, Simply Flowers on the plan.