|Crassula, a Favored Perennial|
Perennials, on the other hand, are the gifts that keep on giving, right? I mean, they can go on for decades with good care. That's a big plus! Bamboo can take over your whole garden if you give it just a little love (not that that is always a good thing).
|Black Bamboo CU, MR 2013|
So now annuals are welcome in my garden. My closest analogy to growing both together is that perennials are like the basic ground of a painting. The fundamental shapes, the background colors, and so on. Annuals add that zip that can transform one painting into a series. Each one somewhat alike, each one different. I tried this approach with a series of photos I'd taken of some beach shells, so see if you agree with me....
|Plate of Shells II, Marla Robb, 2013|
|Plate of Shells V, Marla Robb, 2013|
|Plate of Shells VI, Marla Robb, 2013|