Thursday, August 10, 2006

Petunias

The first spring we lived in the house, I planted some petunias. I even had a great picture of my first daughter, age 10 months, eating a petunia while in a pumpkin costume. I've never had to plant the petunias in the bed again. These sprout from self-seeding each year. Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

jarhead john said...

Is that what's called "annuals?" I get those terms mixed up (annuals, perrenials, etc).

I've got a plant that I'll have to post a pic of for you. It's a pitcher plant. It's the one with little "pitchers" hanging down that trap bugs. Fascinating. Unfortunately, it's not as pretty as a flowering plant....oh well; still pretty neat.

Sarabeth said...

Gunny--petunias are annuals, which to me means that you have to plant or seed them every year, tomatoes and peas are annuals as well. The best type of annuals are self seeding annuals. I have some marigolds that popped up from seed that fell from the flowers as well. These petunias are great because I don't have to think about buying a flat or two each year to plant.

jarhead john said...

Oh my gosh...we had marigolds from hell at our last place. They were coming up through the lawn....

That's what I think of when I think of "annuals." They come back each year. I think "perennials" are the ones that you have to replant, or take in for the winter. I dunno. I just know that our marigolds were like weeds. Pretty, but annoyingly abundant.