Perennials vs Annuals, what is the best for you?
Perennial plants are wonderful additions to the landscape. Because they last for more than one season, they are perfect for designing a permanent garden display, unlike annuals that usually provide only a single season of color.
Perennial varieties are available to provide interest for any season of the year, including the winter. Most importantly, for many of us, there is something special about watching for the first spring shoots to peak through the soil, knowing the ever changing beauty that will follow through the coming seasons. Perennial plants provide pollen, nectar, seeds and nesting material for birds and butterflies. Perennial ground covers can reduce soil erosion and create interest in pathways, on slopes, along roadsides and ditches.
- Naturally, the greatest advantage that perennials have is that they come back year-after-year.
- Perennials are typically much hardier than annuals and require less care.
- Most perennials have a deep root system and can tolerate dry spells.
- The extensive root system on most perennials also makes them effective at preventing erosion.
Click here for the list of some of the varieties we do carry, our selection will vary at times depending of the time of the year.