Friday, June 29, 2012

Pretty Petunias

Pretty Petunias

This is a flower from my childhood - I always remember my parents having these beautiful flowers growing among my dad's roses.  I just love the deep royal colors and the velvety look of the petals (see the picture below specifically).

These flower are quite easy to maintain .  Petunias are anuals - I have never grown them from seed so I always just buy plants from some of my local greenhouses.

As you can see I took these pictures when our Cottonwood trees were shedding their snowlike seeds

Tending Petunias:
There are different kinds of Petunias.  These are the traditional Petunias that require a bit more care than "Wave Petunias".  In the picture below and in the bottom left hand corner you will see a dried up flower.  To keep the traditional Petunias flowering all season you will need to "dead head" the old dried up blossoms. 

Simply snip off the dead flowers as seen in the picture below.

Simple and Pretty - ENJOY!!

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