Have you ever noticed that some flowers need to be planted each year, while others pop up all by themselves?  That’s because some of them are annual plants and some are perennial plants.

Annuals are plants with a life cycle that lasts only one year. They grow from seed, bloom, produce seed heads, and die all in one growing season. They then need to be replanted again the following year.



Annuals have great value in all gardens; they are quick to fill empty spots in flowerbeds, and make great additions to container gardens.

If you tend to have commitment issues, annuals are for you. You don’t have to see the same flowers year after year; you can try out new trends in garden design whenever you feel like it.




Annuals are incredibly versatile and diverse in color, form and texture that will last all season.

Even though they only live for one year, they bloom for a long time. Because they only last one year, blooms are likely to be more colorful because they need to attract as many pollinators as possible to reproduce before the season ends.