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26-Sep-2022 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

One of the Last 9-26-22

Petunias on my Deck

At the moment, out of the 9 petunia varieties that I planted new from seed in this Spring, only 3 still have any flowers in bloom. Plus, those remaining flowers are extremely sparse. This variety is "Bees Knees", and the above flower is the very last flower I can currently find on it.

I've read that when Petunias "bloom themselves out" (as mine have), it helps to severe prune the plants back to encourage new growth. Although I've never done it before, I did that today. If a killing freeze doesn't happen first (and the pruning actually works), I will winter all the plants over in my Solar Room. Last Winter, I wintered 3 petunias over indoors, and those bloomed all well for me all this Summer.

One of my Petunias (normally an annual) dates the whole way back to 2018. Although that one finally stopped flowering when tempts hit over 100 last week, the plant still looks in very good shape. So, I'll again try to Winter it ("Holy Cow") over again, too. It flowered indoors for me last Winter. Hope I have as good of luck this Winter with the others currently on my 2022 deck.

Canon EOS-1D X ,Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
1/100s f/18.0 at 100.0mm iso4000 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Mieke WA Minkjan29-Sep-2022 15:35
beautiful colour and photo V
Jola Dziubinska27-Sep-2022 21:21
Delicate and beautiful flower. V.
larose forest photos27-Sep-2022 19:37
Gorgeous shot. I am impressed that you were able to overwinter petunias. V
Hank Vander Velde27-Sep-2022 13:11
Beautiful Liz. Some of mine are still in bloom, but not for long, I think as colder nights are approaching.
Bryan Murahashi27-Sep-2022 04:36
A beautiful last bloom
joseantonio27-Sep-2022 03:06
lovely colors and details.V.
Donna Hollinger27-Sep-2022 02:46
Very wonderful light...good luck with the solar room! I tried to overwinter my petunias from last summer...under skylights, but towards the spring the plants gave up. ~V~
Helen Betts27-Sep-2022 02:15
Beautiful capture with that great light.