Idaho Nature Trails

Monday, August 14, 2006

My Yard (First Of Three)


Petunias before I cut them back by 1/3.....Taken 8/10/06
(I cut them back when they start getting leggy and scant of flowers in the center; in a few weeks they are solid flowers again.)

Posted by Big Piney Woods Cats at 11:46 AM

2 Comments

  • Anonymous Karen posted at 6:16 AM  
    Toni - do you start these from seed or buy nursery transplants? If so, how early do you set them out? We will be moving to Sandpoint this winter from Texas and I need LOTS of N. Idaho gardening tips. Your pictures are an inspiration!
  • Blogger Toni posted at 6:43 AM  
    Karen: Hi.....

    I bought them from seedlings at the nursery. I put most of them out in the middle of May, knowing full well, we would get a frost, so brought them all into the garage at night; covering the rest. We had one night of 24 degrees and even the covered ones froze, but it didn't kill them, petunias are pretty hardy, I guess. I have to tell you Texas gardening is nothing like Idaho gardening. We came from Minnesota 31 years ago, so I was used to cold weather gardening. You can email me if you like. My address is in the sidebar.

    Toni
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