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Team Annual, or Team Perennial?

By Trish
January 22, 2012

It's ordering season- let's talk about which you will have more of in your garden. Are you Team Annual or Team Perennial?

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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Jan 21, 2012 9:04 PM CST
I'm a perennial girl. I don't have tons of free time so I need somethings that can mostly take care of themselves Hilarious!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 21, 2012 9:18 PM CST
Hurray! Team perennial here. Although I do grow some veggies that are annuals for us. And I planted coleus this last summer (that's an annual). They did so well I will plant them again this year. Everything else is perennials. Hurray!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 22, 2012 3:28 AM CST
Team Perennial ... definitely. Green Grin!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 22, 2012 6:51 AM CST
I am a perennial person too. Its too hard to put annuals in the ground every year, for this geezer.
I would rather dig one great hole for a perennial than redig for annuals every year.
I even plant out of zone bulbs as annuals but only ( caladiums , glads, etc. )
I use annuals in containers.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Jan 22, 2012 8:43 AM CST
Perennials mostly, although if there is a native annual that suits my purpose whether in color or height I will give them a try, but if they are too difficult to maintain I don't do it again.
I just love perennials. Smiling
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 22, 2012 11:26 AM CST
Team perennial all the way.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 23, 2012 6:49 AM CST
Team perennial 99%. If people come to tour, I buy a few pots of annuals to hang or do a planter. And I do have my barn wall decorated with pots of bright colored verbenas.
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Jan 23, 2012 11:39 AM CST
this is my team. Green Grin!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 23, 2012 12:03 PM CST
Wow, Jo Ann, lovely wedding photo!
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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
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Joy
Jan 23, 2012 4:41 PM CST
Team Perennial! Though I do grow a few favorite annuals every year too!
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jan 23, 2012 7:59 PM CST
I'd say 90% Perennial. Use Annuals for a few containers and like to add some Coleus to the shade garden for a shot of color. Planted a bed of asparagus last year hoping to be able to harvest this spring and there is nothing like Jersey Tomatoes.
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Jan 24, 2012 8:18 AM CST
Perennial plants for sure. I have some annuals that reseed themselves, but I gave up paying for annuals that dissappear after one year.
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Jan 24, 2012 3:08 PM CST
sheila which plants have you had good luck with as far as reseeding? that is my kind of annual as well.
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crittergarden
Jan 27, 2012 12:30 PM CST
PERENNIAL!
I'm working my way to a garden that will be easily tended.
No way am I going to plant things I have to remove/replace later!
I may use some petunias to fill in between my young perennial groundcovers until they gat big enough to do the job by themselves.
And of course, I'll plant some food crops that are annual, but that's different.
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
May 5, 2014 2:50 PM CST
I love how these random team questions pop up now and again. I'm team perennial almost all the way, with some annuals tucked in here and there for color spots throughout the season. I also have one annual bed that I am trying to develop into a self-seeding bed that will behave much like a perennial bed.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 6, 2014 8:06 PM CST
Still perennial for me. Hurray!
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crittergarden
May 8, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Me three!
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