Every year more people are turning to perennials over annuals to create colorful landscapes. Blooming times may not be as long as they are for annuals so planning is necessary to help ensure that your garden will always have blossoms. What you get for the minimal effort is a dynamic garden that changes throughout the season as different plants flower. Shapes and sizes vary widely and mixing and matching perennials often becomes an exciting hobby for the garden enthusiast. But even for the casual gardener perennials are the right choice. With their ability to grow back year after year they need only be planted once. They usually require less water than annuals and little maintenance. Perennials are an excellent choice for beginning gardeners as there are many hardy choices to pick from. It usually doesn’t take long before nature lovers develop a healthy addiction to the exciting world of perennials.