Annuals forum: Petunias I grew 2012

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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Aug 28, 2012 11:21 AM CST
Here's all the different ones in my yard this year (wrote Fame by mistake; actually is Fortunia Burgundy)

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 28, 2012 11:53 AM CST
I already posted my mystery petunias, but here's a pic of my Sophistica Antique Shades and some of the REAL Hulahoop blues
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And, yes, those are painted coffee cans I'm using for plant pots. They've held up amazing well; I think this is year 4 for them, and they've sat out all winter.
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Aug 28, 2012 11:59 AM CST
NICE! I love the cans
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 28, 2012 1:46 PM CST
Are the deep purple ones from seed? Right side of photo.
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Aug 28, 2012 2:08 PM CST
On Woofie's photo or one of mine?
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 28, 2012 2:09 PM CST
Yes. Those are the Hulahoop Blue. (Yeah, I know they're purple Hilarious! ) And they seem to come true from seeds I've collected.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 28, 2012 2:10 PM CST
Oops. Just assumed she was talking about mine (since I only posted one picture Smiling )
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 28, 2012 2:23 PM CST
Sorry, I mean Joanne.
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Aug 28, 2012 3:02 PM CST
Are these the ones you mean?

The very dark burgundy ones where bought (they are vegetative and only available as plants, no seed)
Sweetunia Black Satin with Yellow Plus Potunia
Sweetunia Bordeaux looks great with cherry punch calibrachoa
Fortunia Burgundy **my "fave" this year in my backyard window boxes

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and a windowbox with white
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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Aug 28, 2012 4:14 PM CST
Gorgeous photos, Joanne. Loved the coffee can pots and the Hulahoop Blues, Woofie (did you grow those from seed?)
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 28, 2012 4:25 PM CST
awesome shots!!.. so many!!!.. love the white board Joanne!!!.. you are so good!!!
Name: MyrtleMonster
Nampa, Idaho (Zone 6b)
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cherissefaulkne
Aug 28, 2012 4:25 PM CST
think I just died!

joanna, WHAT type of potting mix do you use for those gorgeous petunias!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 28, 2012 4:41 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Get used to it, Cherisse! Joanne's garden is amazing! Hilarious!
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 28, 2012 5:24 PM CST
Oh yes those are the ones! Beautiful! I grew Sweetunia Bordeaux but they got mildew so bad I trashed them, yours are wonderful. Our spring was wet, wet, wet, and cold. After seeing yours may try again in the spring. Green Grin!
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Aug 28, 2012 5:49 PM CST
All very pretty.

But woofie, those sophisticas are awesome. Love the coffee cans too! You should post that in the containers forum, too. Those coffee cans make great pots.

Karen
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 28, 2012 6:06 PM CST
Thanks, Karen! I love those Sophisticas, and so far they've come fairly true from seeds. Ha! The coffee cans were the only things I could find that would fit in the cheapo little plant stand I picked up. Here's a shot that shows the whole plant stand. It's kind of flimsy, so I have it lashed to some rebar buried in the ground behind it to help keep it upright.

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Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 28, 2012 7:38 PM CST
All my secrets are in this article: http://garden.org/ideas/view/Joannabanana/282/Big-Balls-of-C...
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 28, 2012 7:40 PM CST
And this article is an overview of how the plants/seeds get to retail
http://garden.org/ideas/view/Joannabanana/252/The-journey-to...

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