Are Annuals Just As Good As Perennials?

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There are good reasons to use both annuals and perennials in a garden and landscape. Location, environment and personal preference are three important things to consider. Perennials are planted only once, so they are less labor-intensive than annuals.

Annuals have more flowers and a longer blooming period than perennials, but they need to be planted every year. Perennials are a good choice for those who prefer a flower garden that requires less maintenance.

Climate is a significant factor when choosing annuals or perennials. Perennials thrive year-round in mild climates. Occasionally, annuals reseed and sprout up again in the spring, but normally that area needs to be replanted.