petunias

29 Jun

petunias 2013This window garden of petunias was the inspiration for beginning my garden journal in April 2012.  At that time I was surprised to see petunias blooming (and so vigorously) for the second year .   Petunias are supposed to be annuals and, therefore, live only one year.  They all looked dead last winter, so this year I decided to go for a different color combination — large purple flowers with the smaller starlet variety in orange.  A couple of the old stems still looked a little green in the center, so I left them alone to see what would happen.  When the plant on the left actually began growing again, I found a small pink variety with green edging on the petals to balance it out.

lilies 034If you look closely, you’ll see that one of last year’s pinks is beginning to flower at that end, too.  I might end up with a gaudy window garden, but I can’t wait to see what it looks like when all the flowers are fully in bloom.

This is what they looked like last summer.

This is what they looked like last summer

They looked totally dead last winter.

They looked totally dead last winter.

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