What’s the Difference Between Annuals and Perennials?

Adding a garden to your landscaping, whether it be in the front or backyard, is a great way to add some color and interest to the exterior of your home. There are so many plant options to choose from. From trees to shrubs to vegetables to flowers. If you’re new to gardening, you may seem a little bit at a loss when it comes to selecting the right plants. And some of the gardening terminology may be a bit hard to grasp as you find your footing. To keep you from feeling like a fool when you head to your local plant nursery, here are a few tips when it comes to selecting the right flowers for your landscape project.




Annual flowers grow for just one season. These plants do best if you plant them early in the spring, once you’re sure that you won’t be experiencing any more frost and therefore they won’t freeze. These flowers will last you well into the fall. Planting annual flowers gives you a great chance to put something new into your garden at the start of each new season. Some great annual flowers to plant in your garden include:








Perennial flowers will come back for years to come. If you take the time to plant them once and nurture them throughout the entire season, you’ll be pleased as they come back and continue to flower for years to come with minimal further effort. They’re a great option for your garden because you really only have to plant them and put forth the effort one time, just one season. For someone who wants a low maintenance flower garden, perennial flowers are a great option for you. A few different perennial flowers to consider for your garden are:

Shasta Daisy

Ornamental Grass

Butterfly Bush