Friday, March 14, 2014

Hello, Petunia.

Can you believe how tiny these sprouts are?  Sowing the seed was like sprinkling pixie dust and hoping for the best...

These small beautiful things are a mix of heirloom petunias, called "Balcony Mix" that I purchased from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.  It's hard to believe it now, but in a few weeks' time these little sprouts will have grown to be vining beauties three feet long or more, covered in trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of lilac, purple, and pink.  I can't wait to see the filled hanging baskets and window boxes this summer.  It will be gorgeous...and, because these are an heirloom variety, they have a sweet scent and delicious nectar that will attract all kinds of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to my yard.

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