Turkey Tracks: May 16, 2022
“Amore” Petunia is Fragrant
On Saturday I made a quick trip to our local Home Depot for a dedicated cord for the leaf blower.
The back deck needs to be blown off and scrubbed. So I also got a stiff, rectangular ”push” broom to help with cleaning off the green ”stuff” that grows in the winter on the shadiest parts of that deck. Clorox is required for that job. And I thought that if we had a harder rain, I’d use the already wet deck to make this job easier.
With those items in the cart, on a whim I decided to see if there were any reasonable geraniums or petunias I could use—which could save me a trip to my favorite nursery, which is 30 minutes away. I saved my hanging basket from last year with the thought I could reuse it.
I walked by a big display of a pink and white-striped petunias called ”Amore,” which were planted in bigger pots.
Hello! Amore was incredibly FRAGRANT.
I LOVE fragrant petunias in a hanging basket.
Amore came home with me—and I planted it right away—and hung it on the upper porch where I like to have a hanging basket.
I saved about $20, and I can see it from where I sit at the dining room table. Win-Win.
So now I’m happy and the very hungry hummingbirds are happy as they like to have a hanging basket near their feeder It makes them feel safer I think.
I still need the geraniums though. And a few other plants as well.