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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Self Seeded Velvety Purple Petunia.

I think it was beginning of this year, in the month of January that I received 4 pots of petunia plants from my friend. They were of different colours and I transferred them into hanging pots. Below the hanging pots were some other plants also growing in pots.
The plants grew and I enjoyed their beautiful flowers for about 5 months. Later they dried up and they were gone from my garden.
One day, I noticed 2 baby plants growing from the flower pot that was used for growing the petunia plants and which I have put aside.
As they grew bigger, only then I recognized the leaves as those of petunia plants.
And I also noticed some baby petunia plants growing from the pot which was below the place where I hung the petunia plants. They were all self-seeded and were growing well.
It was such a pleasant surprise to see the plants growing from the seeds that have fallen onto the soil in these pots. And all the plants were of this colour only, the velvety purple flowers.
I was once again blessed with these beautiful petunia flowers blooming in my garden. It was so unexpected to see the plants growing and blooming again in my garden.
A close up of the velvety purple petunia flower. Isn't it a beauty?
The sad thing is that these plants are easily attacked by the mealy bugs.
This round I only get to enjoy their blooms for about 3 months before they too dried up and died. I don't know whether they have left behind any seeds to grow again in my garden.
Linking to Flower Wednesday.

For as the soil makes the sprout come up

and a garden causes seeds to grow,

so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness

and praise spring up before all nations.

(Isaiah 61:11, The Living Bible-TLB)

40 comments:

  1. You experienced a lovely surprise! That purple velvet is fascinating! Thank you for sharing Nancy - enjoy your day!

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  2. What a beautiful purple color flower. Love to see the dark and light shadings on the flower. I can experience the surprise you had when you saw the seedlings of this plant...

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  3. Petunias are fantastic flowers love

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  4. You are very good with flowers! I love this deep, purple color :-)

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  5. I have never ever seen petunias like this!!! Maybe we do not grow them here. They do look like velvet! And their purple color is so intense! WOW!!

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  6. Should be first time, i see this flower...

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  7. Nice plant, the color is beautiful:)
    kisses

    http://irreplaceable-fashion.blogspot.com

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  8. The Lord does allow us to have beauty at the most unexpected times. Truly pretty!

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  9. Lindas são magnificas estas flores.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  10. Nancy, your purple petunias are lovely! I have seen people hang potted petunias and they are so gorgeous. But when I tried to grown petunias years ago, I was not successful :(

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  11. Self seeded are the best kind!

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  12. Beautiful, they are a delightful colour. Lets hope they have self seeded and you can once again see their beauty.

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  13. The deep purple of these petunias is really special! Lovely blooms!

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  14. Wundervolle Bilder und sehr schöner Beitrag :)

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  15. Yes, the velvety purple petunia flowers are so beautiful! Especially the deep purple colour.

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  16. That rich purple colour is beautiful to behold!

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  17. Beautiful flowers and some great shots. You have an amazing green thumb.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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  18. Stunning colour. My petunias this year were ones that seeded from last year but the were only red and orange. It is a delight to see these pop up when you least expect them to. Diane

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  19. Really gorgeous and captivating, Nancy! I love the purple and green!

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  20. The Petunia is a real beauty, Nancy♥

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  21. These beautiful flowers are very happy in your garden! I hope you have more seedlings soon! x Karen

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  22. What a beautiful colour. I'd love a dress in this shade. :-)

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  23. the color is very beautiful and bright..

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  24. Beautiful purple! Nice to have seeds like that. But I guess quite difficult to get or you would have made sure of a third round.

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  25. Lovely flower with beautiful color.

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  26. I love self seeders and your petunias are gorgeous :)

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  27. i saw this one in real.. and the petals are so velvety to touch..

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  28. seasonal flowers for five months ? that is amazing as here we can enjoy such flowers hardly for two are three months
    these purple flowers are so pretty .
    loved each you shared dear

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  29. I really love flowers... Very nice
    Kisses for you

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  30. I really love flowers... Very nice
    Kisses for you

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  31. Beautiful! I love things purple :-))

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  32. You love gardening, don't you? I don't have green fingers, all my plants all Ma-ti (meaning die) very fast

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  33. Beautiful pictures and flowers.
    Greetings.

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  34. We used to have that happen sometimes when we gardened (back on our former life, when we were younger). We were told that all petunias except the purple ones are hybrids and if they self-seed they will go back to the original.

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