Annuals or Perennials?

Each year I plant petunias on my deck. I went on vacation and when I returned I found this planter in full bloom. When I first noticed it, my response was WTH? Who planted these flowers? I knew I hadn’t planted them. I had decided to powerwash and stain the deck before planting any perennials this year and those two tasks had not been completed.

I noticed the colors were in tune with my theme from last year. I thought for a brief moment my significant other had planted them while was I gone, but this planter was the only one that contained blooms. So, that idea didn’t last long.

I concluded they were the annuals that I planted from last year. Needless to say I was shocked, I didn’t know that petunias rebloomed from one year to the next. Here they are and as beautiful as they were last year. Never underestimate the power of mother nature and our Heavenly Father.
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  1. Hi JamericanSpice,

    I love working in the yard.  It's a nice way to relieve stress.  Start with something easy, like my beautiful petunias.  You can plant them in a nice planter or tub.  They're difficult to kill, lol.

  2. Hi Becca,

    You told me something I didn't know, annuals self-seeding.  I would love to see a picture of your holly bush, lol.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that you will visit again.

  3. NOt yes as I need to get off my lazy-fear-of-planting-streak and go plant!

  4. Sometimes annuals self seed and come back.  Though petunias rarely do so.

    My big surprise was the holly bush that looked horrible this spring.  Its supposed to be an evergreen thing, but the leaves were brown and damaged looking.  We almost pulled it out, but then it got rainy and it was too muddy to deal with digging up a bush, and now it looks better than ever.  Its at least twice the size, and the new growth covers the scary brown leaves, so we are leaving it.

    Sometimes even plants can surprise you.