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new growth

February 2, 2008

Trying to build a garden has been challenging because both of us lack the necessary green thumbs! So imagine our delight last year, when we managed to get a garden bed overflowing with petunias! They say anyone can grow petunias & if we can – it must be true!

However, while the other plants thrived on the summer rain, the petunias died. Another gardening disaster!

Then recently, I noticed some green shoots in the garden bed & even tho I suspected they were weeds, I watered them just in case. When my neighbour (who has a green thumb) was here today, I asked her opinion & she says they are petunias! Apparently, leaving the plants in the ground to get dry & ugly was the right thing to do because it helps the plants to drop seeds.

How exciting! It looks like we’ll have lovely flowers again!

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One comment

  1. Oh my! You sound like us here! LOL.. I spent the first 4 years here pulling out MIL garden…..then drought! So for the last 8 years – I have struggled and struggled to grow anything! Now the DH has decided he has found his green thumb and is planting madly! I have about 40 natives around the place, kangaroo paw’s, minature proteas and lord knows what else!

    Petunia’s sound so much easier! LOL……



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