Saturday, May 21, 2011

What Is It?

What is it?  Are these seedlings from my last year's petunias?  I'm a lover of petunias.  Red, pink, and purple petunias find a place on my deck each year.   Today when I was ready to plant this years plantings, I found containers full of seedlings.  I love surprises .

Last year, I was a little late getting my plants in.  We had a late frost and I lost quite a few plantings, so I had to replace the ones that didn't survive.  We headed to the beach early June, so my gardening was put on the back burner until we returned. 

This is what I found when I went out on the deck.  Surprise!

The container had exploded with color, lol.  I actually thought someone had intended to surprise me by planting the flowers, but mother nature had done her thing and left me a beautiful gift.  I googled images of petunia seedlings to see if my petunias had reseeded and germinated.  Yes!  I have tons of petunia seedlings in my  planters.

I took the seedlings and added them to my new plants today.  Since I plant the same colors each year, red, pink, and purple, in the containers on the deck and this year was no exception, the seedlings should blend right in when they bloom.  Can't wait to see the end result!


  1. My morning glories are from last year. They started coming up in Feb. I covered them during the weird spring weather in Texas, I had about 200 plants in Feb. I love sitting outside drinking my coffee and watching the blooms open up.
    When I started deadheading my Marigolds I just tossed the seeds in a empty pot...I've already got about 20 new seedlings today.

  2. @Lady Rooster - I'll have to remember that with my Marigolds. I'll be planting a few in my veggie garden this year. Not a fan of Morning Glories. Maybe I would be if I had planted it in a container. Some seeded in my front shrubbery bed. I've been trying to get rid of it for years. We fight every year, it wins!

  3. Sometimes Mother Nature gives us a wonderful gift!