Petunias! Aren’t they the best? Some plants and flowers don’t need a thing, but petunias need to be deadheaded in order for them to bloom profusely. I love that few minutes spent looking for spent blooms and plucking them off. It’s a nice meditation early in the morning before it gets too warm outside. Almost daily I can pull off more blooms and they did beautifully.
I haven’t planted my flowers yet… I was at Lowes for something and ran through the garden center just to see which plants were sun and which were shade so we can start trying to plan what to put where. Now I just need to pay attention to which areas get sun/shade or a mix.
Growing up when we would visit my grandma, she had a raised rock garden (about 6′ garden bordered by rocks) planted full of petunias. As kids we got to deadhead and it was such fun. I loved it then and I love it now.
✍️ Until next time…
📸 Image: Barbara Stroud (me!)