Petunia seedlings planted Feb. 19th, shown as of April 25th.
One of my many favorite flowers is the petunia. It might be because my mom always had a few out front of our house when I was growing up, but it might just be that they are beautiful. You can use them to make a mass of one color or like me you might like a multicolored mix to tantalize you into thinking all summer, “which one do I like best?”
Last year I made the mistake of growing a large, tall Zinnia in my front bed. I love zinnias but the height of the variety I grew competed with the shrubs and ornamental tree that are also in that bed and helped me to realize the garden would look better with something lower and fuller. Petunias to the rescue.
I like to start my own from seed, just because. I planted them in flats on 2/19/08. They like a warm soil to germinate and probably wished by house was warmer, but in spite of everything they are up and doing well. Just imagine their beauty ( and the hummingbirds love them too). I’ll keep you posted on their progress.