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Ask a master gardener: Annuals vs. perennials

Although perennials, such as moss phlox, heuchera and hostas, are more expensive to purchase than annuals, one big benefit to adding perennials to the garden is that they will come back year after year, making the long-term investment worthwhile.  photo / Deborah J. Benoit

You’ve probably heard plants described as annual, biennial or perennial. You may have even heard some called a “tender perennial.” When planning a garden, knowing the difference can help you decide which type of plants you want to include.

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