Whether annuals or perennials, WaterSmart flowers add color, texture and impact to any garden. Perennials, plants that return from the same roots every year, are enjoying renewed popularity because of their enduring qualities and low maintenance. Our climate offers an added bonus for many perennials in the form of extended blooming periods.
Fall can be the most beautiful season along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. With proper bed preparation, many native and adapted perennials bloom virtually year-round. Annuals, plants that complete their life cycle in only one season, are commonly sold as bedding plants. A little more maintenance can be required to keep annuals looking their best, although most native and adapted varieties will freely re-seed.