Last year, my mother-in-law gave me a pot of perennials.  They were beautiful in bloom, but with our cold, Michigan weather, they went dormant when the snow hit.  They looked like they were dead.

Our snow just melted this week, and I was looking forward to all of my perennials blooming again, including the pot of them from my mother-in-law.

A lot of people get confused between perennials and annuals.

Perennials grow year after year, and are dormant in the winter.

Annuals bloom for a season and die.

Well, my daughter didn’t realize the pot of flowers from my mother-in-law were perennials, and she pulled them out and used the pot and dirt for tomatoes.

My gorgeous pot of perennials is now a pot of annuals!

~Isabelle

 

Picture By Sten Porse from Wikimedia Commons.