I hope everyone has enjoyed their Thanksgiving day and are surviving the Black Friday sales going on now and throughout the weekend. Buy Small Saturday and Cyber Monday yet to go. LOL!
Some people I know really get into these sales and can save money according to what they are looking for and I understand. As an old retail working person I can tell you that I never looked forward to these sales and the lines of customers. Well be truthful it was always my fault if the store ran out of an advertised product. The cussing outs I have gotten and had to take it with a smile. LOL!
These Rhythm & Blues and Serena Blues are from the test gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus.
I have noticed a resurgence in the two toned petunias over the last two years and some with new color combinations and wild colors mixed together like this Fancy Dress or the Picasso petunia.
I could not find anything to go with the wild Fancy Dress petunia so it was in a container by itself. LOL!
Some gardeners do not like petunias at all and think they are not good enough in the garden but with so many types being offered now from the Old Fashioned…..
Dolcissima Roma Petunia
…… to Waves, Avalanches, Doubles and Calibrachoa or Million Bells. And you can find them in an array of different color choices now to fit into any container combination.
(Well most of them)
The new Black Phantom Velvet series of petunia’s can be the exception where in the color wheel where black is suppose to go with everything, in the container planting world black does not go with every plant color. They do look like Black Velvet though.
….adding in some pink argyranthmum with them that worked out rather well.
To sum things up I am one of those gardeners that love petunia’s cascading out of containers, window boxes or hanging baskets. I start some from seed under lights every year starting the last of February for my summer containers. I have good luck starting them indoors so maybe that is another reason I like them where as I have trouble starting some seeds indoors.
Or maybe it is for sentimental reasons because Grandma grew petunias. My biggest problem it seems is in deciding every winter which ones I am going to grow. Decisions, decisions. LOL!
I have already receives three new seed and an Edmunds Rose catalog already. Earlier this year?
We will have some long winter months to make up our seed orders and plan or dream about next years garden.
I would love to get into one of those Proven Winners plant testing trials. LOL! How about you?
Have you received any new planting catalogs already?
Everyone Have a Wonderful Weekend & Happy Gardening!