Petunia in the Onion Patch

digit(ID/WA)April 8, 2011

Okay, it wasn't Petunia; it was me! Not lonely in the least!

Yesterday, I woke up to snow, then it was sunny, then it snowed again. Today. Blue Sky Day!!

First day to work in the garden. Cultivation chores in the little veggie garden were mostly completed last Fall so it didn't take too long to get some of the onion family in!


These Sterling Whites are saying, 'Hey, I've a feeling we're not in Texas any more!'


These are some lovely Picador shallots grown from David's seed, 2 years ago. They are saying, 'Hey, weren't we 2 beds farther north last year?!'


Back home, Goddess was cooling her heels. (Don't you love the names the seed companies come up with sometimes? I mean, for a red, bunching onion?) They are saying, 'Hey, get us back inside! What is it, all of 50F?! It's frreeezzzing out here and then you threw water on us!'

They'll have their turn, out in the open garden soon!

digitS'

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
david52_gw

Steve, the thread title made me smile, because I grow my assorted onion varieties from seed in long trays, and put some hanging baskets of petunias from the rafters over the trays. So some seed falls down and I too get baby petunias amongst the onions.

I dunno if I mentioned this before, but 10-odd years ago, I had some hybrid "wave" variety of petunias in those baskets, and tried to grow out some of the offspring. So there were all sorts of varieties of petunia - leaf differences, blooming differences, flower size differences, growth habit differences.

I've kept one variety that has huge, deep purple blossoms, stems that when you pinch them, they shoot out 4 or 6 new stems, so one plant will easily fill up a 12" hanging basket, looking spectacular. I propagate if from cuttings, and get a dozen baskets to hang around the place every summer.

I'm gonna patent it, sell it to Monsanto, make a fortune and retire to the Caribbean.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 10:42AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Spring Swap official site
Good Day all, Just wanted to start an official site...
gjmancini
roof ice damming in Denver area?
I know this isn't garden related, but was wondering...
mstywoods
getting ready!
So I decided to remodel my seed starting this year....
ZachS. z5 Littleton, CO
Anybody bored...wanna play a guessing game?!
Trying to figure out what this bush is. This photo...
lkcrawford
Anyone interested in unusual peonies take a look at Adelman's
Just got the catalog for Adelmans Peony Paradise for...
lizbest1
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™