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Annuals vs. Perennials

Unsure of what kind of plant to invest in for your garden, containers, or landscape?  In this class, we will learn the differences between annuals and perennials, and discuss what options are available. Your requirements can make this decision easier for you to make with this discussion.

Additional Information

Unsure of what plant to invest in for your garden, pots, or landscape? Annuals and perennials can be very different depending on their growing requirements. High impact summer color can be achieved with annuals. Perennials can provide habitat for butterflies and bees. Integrating both will give you color and foliage nearly year-round. Many factors can influence your decision, such as location, expense, and maintenance.

Planning can often be the hardest thing to do in a garden; planting is the fun part!

Availability: Most evenings, weekends (excluding mid-March thru June.) Prefer to travel maximum of 30 minutes one-way from my home in Lee's Summit.

Speaker Information

Lu Tarr

Lu Tarr became a Master Gardener in 2010. Her volunteer efforts have included Kansas City’s Flower, Lawn & Garden Show, Garden ‘n Grow, Hotline, Community Gardens, and her personal favorite, Speakers Bureau.

Lu is a lifelong gardening enthusiast; it’s in her blood, as she was raised on a Northern Iowa farm. She loves being outside as much as possible, whether it’s tending to the garden or just enjoying the sunshine with her cat. During the spring, you can find her working at a local garden center, and in the past, working at an apple orchard in the fall. Monday through Friday, she enjoys being “daycare” for her grandson.

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University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Program