Perennial vs. Annual: Plants and People

Notice: perennials have larger root systems, so root in more powerfully than annuals.

Rooted plants are stable and resilient, they withstand the onset of sudden, unexpected shock.

Check this out.

Are you a perennial or an annual? I used to be an annual, flitting from place to place like a bird on a tree, never committing, always free to judge, with no consequences. Who would know? Who care?

Now I’m a perennial, my roots firmly set within this little permacultured homestead in a wonderful midwestern college town. I notice what I say, and think and feel. Everything cycles back to me, sooner or later. We nourish our own; and we teach them, too, through feedback.

Thanks to Keith, of permacultureactivist, for the image.

About Ann Kreilkamp

I'm a Ph.D. philosopher, author, magazine founder and editor, and consulting astrologer who took the Permaculture Design Course in 2007. In 2009 I deepened my committment to both "above" and "below" by starting to attend UFO conferences and founding a neighborhood permaculture garden ( See for bio, etc.
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