Stunning Shots – Pretty Petunia
I love all flowers. Some more than others. but white flowers really catch my eye. They are beautiful on their own, clean and simple in color, or added into a mix of more colorful blooms. This pretty petunia is so interesting with the greenish center and veining. The petals are frilly and I love how it’s all connected, not separate petals.
When I was young I would help my Gran plant petunias each spring. She would buy a half dozen flats of all different colors and we would have fun together mixing them up between her shrubs. While we planted we chatted and spent hours of time together. A pretty petunia takes me back to this time in my childhood. It was a happy time, now that my Gran is gone I really miss planting with her each spring.
Even after the planting we would spend days out on the grass, chatting away, dead-heading the petunias to encourage more growth and blooms. They would fill the spaces they were planted in and each year her yard was a beautiful sight.
The petunia may not be a show-stopper on it’s own, but hundreds of full petunia blooms is another thing entirely.
Our garden is full of perennials, and now that I look back I realize that I haven’t created this bonding time with my children. Perhaps next year when I buy the marigolds and geraniums I use in my pots I will make sure my kids come help me. This was one of my favorite things to do with my Gran.
This photo was taken at my parent’s home, my mother inherited the petunia love from her mom. I better get to work passing it on. Maybe next year I need a few pots of these beauties? For all my love of tradition and childhood memory making I believe I’ve fallen down on my part of the job!