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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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Monday, 21 March 2016

Purple Petunias

Last few days have been quite tedious for me. This has a lot to do with my work responsibilities and a few other things beyond my work responsibilities, so much so that I couldn't even find an hour or so in each week to sit back and work on a few updates, about my adventures in my rooftop garden, which, for the past couple of months has been quite a happening place with the winter beauties of Chrysanthemums blooming in the middle of the month of November and by the end of its month long blooming period, a number of other winter plants started blooming. I have been putting updates here and the last one I posted was around the dozen of varieties and colours and patterns of phloxes, that has been blooming. What I missed out posting here in the period I was missing were the numerous blooms of Petunias, the pink Dahlia plant from last year too bloomed within this period. One of the gerberas, also bloomed, though, not an exciting colour as this was a dull light yellowish, but then, afterall, it's a gerbera bloom, and it does matter. The strawberries too, happened to bear a few fruits in one of the four plants. Apart from that, the Ghazanias, I had got early in the month of November too have started blooming lately.
So, this time around, lets just take a stroll down the garden taking a look at the beautiful and vibrant Petunia blooms, which, I didn't have too many plants of, but still, the numbers of blooms did make up for the lack of more colours and varieties.

Metro Greens: Petunias
Beautiful blooms of Petunias
Metro Greens: Petunias
Beautiful blooms of Petunias
Metro Greens: Petunias
Beautiful bloom of Petunias
Metro Greens: Petunias
A Petunia seed pod, saving for the future
The beautiful blooms, with their bright and eye catching pink flowers with white borders were a delight to watch. Apparently, I did not get to see the other stunning colours and patterns of petunias, this year. I as visible in the above picture, I will be saving the seeds to sow them, again, next year, and will definitely bring in more plants, hopefully in more colours, and patterns, to get a better view on my terrace garden, next year.
Upcoming, in the next week will be the small, but, fulfilling strawberry yield from the garden's single strawberry plant, which, after bearing some fruits, seems to have bid goodbye to this material world.  In the coming weeks, I will be having some beautiful ghazania blooms as well as the numerous blooms of red roses which are in their full display, these days, and the grape inflorescences too, lined up. I will be back, with updates, till then, HAPPY GARDENING!

2 comments:

  1. The petunias are just wonderful... Keep posting...

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  2. Petunias are hard to beat for solid colour throughout the season. I was at a Q & A session on Saturday, with some very experienced gardeners, and I learned that you can take cuttings from them . It was suggested that early in the season plants are purchased which are very bushy, so that there is plenty of material for cuttings. It would save lots of money!

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