Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Purple Petunia

I have been gardening for a very long time. My Grandmother on my Dad's side was always working in her garden as well as my Dad's sisters, my aunts, so I guess I came by it genetically. But my very first plant purchase was a six pack of very fragrant dark purple petunias that I bought on the spur of the moment after walking past them and noticing their fragrance so each year I still buy the dark purple petunias, since buying this house in the late 70s, I plant them in a long wooden box that sits on top of my fence, at times I can smell them in my kitchen, but always when I leave for work early in the morning I notice their fragrance and in the evening while sitting out on the patio.

1 comment:

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

IGW, We planted what looks like this same petunia this year (for the first time!) and we've really enjoyed having them around. It took us a long time to come around to petunias, but we're on board from now on out for the hummingbirds and butterflies!