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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fewer Containers

Recent temperatures in the 20s Fahrenheit reduced the number of plants in the patio containers.  These are the ones which remain.  I think the purple fountain grass is done growing, but the plumes still look nice.  I'm going to hang onto them until all the other plants give up for the year.


While the plants don't look terribly well, I am surprised at how nice the blooms are still on these petunias.





19 comments:

  1. I'm surprised also that the Petunias are blooming still and they they look pretty good too. Although all the leaves are dropping off most of the trees, I still have the pleasure to look at my Japanese Maples which are the last to drop them. We enjoy what we have. Have a nice week.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. That's a great experiment for me. I like to see which plants are strong in the cold for Tucson.....and I am surprised that Purple Fountain Grass is still hanging on. One of my favorites here.

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  3. We were 28 degrees this morning with a heavy frost. Guess winter is HERE now... All of the container roses are cut back and safely in the garage (to go dormant for the winter). George hasn't cut back the roses in beds in the yard yet--but they will start soon.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. We had to do the plant dash tonight, we have a chance of frost in the south. I too leave my annuals outside and see how they fair. Sometimes a frost can force them to ripen the seeds for collecting. I wish we could grow petunias here...they just fizzle and get all lanky in the humid heat.

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  5. I thought you meant that you were using less containers next year. Alas, we had THE FROST Sunday night -- the containers are all gone except for the ones with petunias. Time to get some evergreen boughs!

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  6. I still have some plants hanging on, too. They look pathetic but there's still color in the garden! One year I still had blooms on December 10th - I went around with my camera snapping pictures. That was a great year!

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  7. Wow-the petunia is still going? I knew they were tough, but wow!

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  8. Impressive petunia, you might should keep that one bundled through the winter.....

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  9. I'm amazed you still have petunias blooming! They are tough, for sure, but about the only thing I have blooming now are some pansies.

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  10. You still have petunias!! I am amazed girl. LOL! Your fountain grass is still so lovely. Have a great week.

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  11. Your petunias are beautiful. I guess they don't know it's the middle of November. We got our container roses into the garage a couple of days ago. The driveway looks much wider now.

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  12. Your plume grass will come back next year, right? My last petunia was frozen off a couple of days ago. It was way below freezing.

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    1. The grass dies in the winter here. I've tried overwintering it with no luck. I just buy it new each spring. It divides easy and I can fill many containers with a small clump.

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  13. Can I say "Wow" too. I never heard of anyone having petunias for Thanksgiving.
    balisha

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  14. I want to wish you both a wonderful Thanksgiving week.

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  15. Gorgeous photography, as usual my dear. That's one heck of a resilient petunia to be blooming right before Thanksgiving. Is it protected from an awning or covered well. Do you know the variety

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    1. I don't know the variety but it is still going. The containers are under a patio roof. I also think the concrete holds heat from the day to help them through our nights which are often in the 30s. Crazy warm here today. 75!!!
      All the best. Nice to have you drop by so often.
      Happy Thanksgiving.

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  16. Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you!

    Cheers and don't work too hard!

    Sharon

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  17. Maybe you and I are just exceptionally lucky, but I had petunias still blooming right when I finally emptied out the container gardens this fall. It seemed to have been a great year for petunias in my garden.

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