Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day: In the pink

Pink petunias in a grey planter look good in the garden this year

It's great to return to Blooms Day at last and with a new flower to boot. My gardening year started late - in mid May - and in many respects I've had to take what's available and a few shortcuts instead of making my own choices or growing for myself.

Whilst pink isn't my usual colour choice - neither are petunias - I'm now glad this was one of the few annuals left to fill some bare pots I had in the garden earlier this year. They were an unlabelled bargain I picked up in June and looked scrawny when I bought them, but I knew a good cut back would soon get them looking as good as new again.

They've rewarded me with plentiful blooms, which look particularly good in the pictured grey planter on my patio wall. The hot summer has also suited them well. In the background you'll see there's a little souvenir from Austin popped in there too; a Texas Lone Star which glows in the dark.

Thanks for all your good wishes, messages and cards. I'm pleased to say I'm in the pink again, just like the blooms in my pots 🙂

Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

Comments

  1. Beautiful! Love these petunias with the darker center
    Glad you are in the pink again, too!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  2. Petunias are always lovely! Happy gardening.

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    1. Except in the rain Joanna! We've had a hot summer this year, so it's been perfect for them :)

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  3. Your petunias look very happy. Glad you were able to give them a home. Happy GBBD!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca and welcome to Veg Plotting!

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  4. Glad that you and your garden are back in the pink.

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    1. Thanks Sue, it's great to be feeling well again... I've certainly got good value from the NHS this year!

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  5. Petunias never grow great for me but every spring I can't resist buying them when I pass them by in the stores. So simple, yet so lovely.
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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    1. They're great Jeannie - sometimes cutting them back helps if they're looking a bit straggly. That and a good feed soon gets them looking good again - worth a try next time perhaps?

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  6. Lovely shot of cute pink petunias .
    Have a great week ahead.

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  7. Well I’m glad you are back in the pink yourself after the trials and tribulations of the year. I love petunias. They are such reliable plants and their evening fragrance is a bonus.

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    1. They've used them in the town's hanging baskets this year and there's a shopping area where the path through narrows between taller buildings. The scent there in the evening is incredible :)

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  8. I do like a petunia I have some black ones this year x

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    1. Ooh, I've not tried those... I must look out for them next year :)

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  9. Happy to hear you are doing well!

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    1. Thanks Carol... and congratulations on your GWA award :)

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  10. Good to hearing that you are blooming VP! xxx

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    1. Thanks Anna - I hope to return to full-on gardening very soon :)

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