Yes, I know it’s not Sunday, but, when it comes to discussing annuals, why should we be confined to Sundays? Here’s my question. An annual is a plant that grows, blooms, goes to seed and dies in a year. A perennial is a plant that grows, blooms, goes to seed, and lives on for many years.
Now, a morning glory is technically an annual, because it grows, blooms, goes to seed, and dies all in a year. But once you have morning glories, who ever needs to replant them? They just reseed themselves nicely until the end of time (or so it seems).
So, how can a beginning gardener know which annuals are actually annuals that you will have to replant your damn self next year and which are annuals that, though they are dead, their children and their children’s children will live on in your garden until you kill them?