Question: Is it true that perennials are less work than annuals?
Answer: Not necessarily. While you can plant perennials and leave them in place for several seasons, you still have to prepare their soil very carefully. After all, once they are in place and growing it will be difficult to lift all the perennials and rework the entire bed. Also, perennials bloom for only a few weeks per year, so it's especially important that you plant a mixture that will bloom in sequence. All things considered, perennials and annuals are probably about the same amount of work. Both categories deserve places in any well-designed landscape.