For the longest time, I loathed petunias. They were too trashy for lack of a better word. They're always in the nurseries looking flashy and cheap. They were too sexy for my taste.
Now they're growing on me in a big way. They're so bright and colorful and easy to care for. They're incredibly affordable, and they wilt when they need water. Their water hunger is a bit irritating, but I like that they wilt - it makes it easy to tell when they need water unlike ferns and other water-hungry-but-won't-let-you-know plants.
Today at the nursery, I found some amazing petunias.
Just look at this Old Fashioned petunia:
One stem has a lilac fringe and a white throat:
And here's one wanting to stay low to ground and blossom like mad:
Then there are the colors...
to pale pink:
The single petal isn't enough? How about some doubles!
And who can miss the veining on some of these beauties?
And then there's the softness that's so soothing...So am I going mad or are petunias something I've been sniffing at for no good reason?