I was wondering if stating facts in an essay was usually done by using the ます form of an verb, or the ている form?
I learned that the て form is, among other things, used to describe state of being of something but I'm unsure if that also counts for recurring actions.
For example, if I were to talk about flowers in an essay, would I say
春は花がたくさん咲いています。 or would I say 春は花がたくさん咲きます。
to express that flowers (for a fact) bloom in spring?
I feel like the problem I have is that I equate the て form with the English progressive form of an verb while I equate the ます form with a kind of future, which means that neither of them fit for expressing facts.
Thank you very much for taking your time to read my question! C