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by hinda on June 27, 2005 01:26 AM
my daughter brought home a plotted plant and i had no idea what it was. i just kept watering it and it loked great and one day it bloomed - finaly i knew that it was a petunia. when the flower wilted i took it off and since then t eh leaves have all started to dry up and die . now it looks like a stick it a pot. i keep watering it but i am not sure that i should be. is the flower finished blooming for the season or did i somehow unwillingly kill it. what should i be doing?
by Nako on June 27, 2005 01:34 AM
Petunias are annual >.o So ya, if the flower finishes, it drops seeds and the plant itself dies... >.< so ya, i think that's what happened.

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by Bestofour on June 27, 2005 08:41 AM
I've never seen a petunia with just 1 stem and one bloom though unless it's just starting out. Did you have it in the sun. Petunias like lots of sun. If you did, I wonder if something was going on with it to start with.

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by hinda on June 30, 2005 05:07 PM
the petunia was very small when we got it . we got it at a fair so it would make sense that it would only be one. should i still be watering it now - we are in the hot season and i want it o survive til next year
by tkhooper on June 30, 2005 07:27 PM
An annual is a plant with a lifecycle of one year or less. So if it has flowered once it is probably dead. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news on that subject but it's better to know and have the water going to something that can use it. If you pm me with your address I can send you some marigold seed. they can take a fair amount of sun and heat and if you mulch them good over the winter. Cover them right up they can sometimes overwinter. I even have some in the house because the planter got over full.

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by gardengal on July 01, 2005 12:46 AM
I have overwintered petunias here in sunny SoCal for a couple of years now. They get pretty leggy but they manage to bloom again. Once a plant goes brown though its pretty much done and a goner. How cold does it get where you live?

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by hinda on July 01, 2005 01:38 AM
it rarely goes below freezing and so we never get any frost - it gets to be about 5 Celsius (sorry i'm not familiar with farenheit)at eh coldest. but the plant loks pretty brown.....this gardening thing is so much frun but it seems that almmost everything thati have tried has died. [Eek!] [Eek!] [dunno]
by Bestofour on July 01, 2005 09:51 AM
petunias can be pruned and will bloom again the same season. But if it looks brown it's probably gone.

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by weezie13 on July 01, 2005 09:59 AM
Did you ever have a picture of it Sheri????

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by butterflylover_52 on July 05, 2005 07:01 AM
Hello, I'd try a hardy desert loving plant- like geraniums and mums. They say butterfly weed loves sun, but I'm having trouble with mine, so I don't know if you should try that. One thing you should do- before you plant the flower, make sure you break up that bulgy root system on the bottom. That gives the roots room and stimulates new growth. If the roots have no room, the plant will have trouble.

Good Luck! [flower] [wayey] [kitty]
by Stormysgrandma on July 09, 2005 08:51 PM
I'm a petunia freak!
They love water and sun. Yes, they are annuals, but I have an old wash tub filled with petunias they have reseeded themselves for the past 5 years. (And I'm in zone 5)

No, they aren't supposed to die after one flower. Something is either wrong with the plant, or it needs water and fertilizer.

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by hinda on July 10, 2005 03:59 AM
i've neglected it long enought hat evenif it wasn't dead befoer it is definiftely gone by now. it gets pretty hot here and i haven't watered it in a while [tears]
by Susan Slupski on July 11, 2005 01:36 AM
I love Purple Wave Pentunias. I have planted them every hear but I need at least 7 to 9 flats; it gets expensive.
Is there any way I can collect the seeds and start them in the house before Spring? (I'm in zone 5)
Some of the petunias I had on a terrace wall flower box hung over my daisy garden below. I was amazed to see a few purple wave petunias in the daisy garden...I was delighted! [grin]
do you know what the seeds look like? Are they in a little pod?
Thank you
susan
by weezie13 on July 11, 2005 02:40 AM
To be honest, I personally have never grown
the WAVE PETUNIA, but have just regular petunia's
When mine go to seed, it's where the flower was,
after the flower part dries up, it should fall
off or very easily pulled off, and under it,
should be a, oh gee, how to discribe it..
a shape that looks like a small, green, Hersey's Kiss chocolate...wait until that turns brown,
and dry and pick it...
Save in a cool, dry place over winter...
Preferrably in a paper type enclosure, like a homemade seed packet, or envelope, or folded piece of paper....

Buttttttttttttttt, with out growing them,
I am not 100% sure, they may not even produce a seed...but hey, it's worth a check to see...

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by Vada on July 12, 2005 06:20 AM
If you pick off the flower after it wilts it should bloom again, untill it is done. They will not bloom as pretty and big if you let them "go to seed". I just throw the picked blooms in the bottom of the pot. Mine do great every year. This year I killed them off because I used some of the shake and feed stuff and used too much and then realized that I had bought miracle grow that had fertilzer in the soil. I miss my petunias but I am not buying again this year. Will wait untill next spring to worry with them. I have way too much for a pregnant mommy of 3 to take care of as it is.

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by Sami on July 21, 2005 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by Susan Slupski:
I love Purple Wave Pentunias. I have planted them every hear but I need at least 7 to 9 flats; it gets expensive.
Is there any way I can collect the seeds and start them in the house before Spring? (I'm in zone 5)
Some of the petunias I had on a terrace wall flower box hung over my daisy garden below. I was amazed to see a few purple wave petunias in the daisy garden...I was delighted! [grin]
do you know what the seeds look like? Are they in a little pod?
Thank you
susan

My mother-in-law has some purple wave petunias that have reseeded for many years. She thought they were perenials [Smile] I took some of the seeds last year (a lot of seeds!) I planted most of them this spring, in hanging baskets, in direct sun & I only got one plant. That one plant hasn't gotten over 2 inches tall [Eek!] I thought that since my mother-in-laws had reseeded so readily, that I would have good luck...but, of course not!

Vada...I used the Miracle Grow soil for flowers...is that not good for petunias?

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by Francine on August 07, 2005 09:55 AM
Hi Hinda,

here a quick trick to convert celcius into f...

you said 5 celcius,that means:

multiply by 2

add 30

and you ve got it,of corse some will be really precise and add 32 instead of 30 but you get the idea;so your coldest would be 40 to 42 f.

and if i were you i d accept the marigold,if you pm me your address i ll send you some also,so you ll have more.

good luck.

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by Karrie on August 09, 2005 10:48 AM
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/daisey_diesel/detail?.dir=35fc&.dnm=7c29.jpg&.src=ph
That is a picture of my wave petunias they each spread over 2 feet in with. They are beautiful I have some in containers http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/daisey_diesel/detail?.dir=35fc&.dnm=b1f9.jpg&.src=ph picture
The look good but that is not the best pic of them. They are starting to get real leggy. At one point this summer you couldnt even see any green just beautiful blooms they even crawled up inside my shutters, I had to pull them out. I have a little train made outta whiskey barrels full of purple ones and it is just as the name says a "wave" of petunias I dont have a picture of it at its best wish I did. The seed pods are just as weezie described small hershey kiss looking things. I love petunias but unfortunatly they dont do well in Indiana in containers come late July and August. The petunias in the ground are beautiful still even in the heat. I just adore them even my husband does. He wants to plant more next year I just cant justify a garden full as he wants due to the cost and the fact that they arent a prennial. THis picture I took in June http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/daisey_diesel/detail?.dir=2700&.dnm=bb79.jpg&.src=ph well now you cant even see the bucket. It was gerogeous till the neighbors great dane sat on them the look now but she had a habit of it. and they dare to complain about my cat in their yard...hump!

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by weezie13 on August 09, 2005 11:01 AM
Just so you know,
I put a space between the word JUNE and your
photo...

And what BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS AND COLOR...
WHAT A WOW FACTOR!!!

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by Karrie on August 09, 2005 11:29 PM
Thanks Weezie. I just love petunias they can be high maintence but with those wave petunias the color is just so vivid I cant resist them. I harvested seeds from them this year so if I get the greenhouse I am hinting at for our anniversary maybe I can have the garden of them that the hubby wants. Oh and boy if I do get that greenhouse watch out the questions are gonna fly from me!

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by weezie13 on August 10, 2005 12:41 AM
Here's the little greenhouse I got
for Mother's Day, Christmas, Birthday, etc. present...
Harbor Freights Greenhouse w/Free Shipping after $50.00 purchase.

I had posted something here called the
Here's the original place to go see the Patunia Wave Tree

and here's where I posted it here..
Weezie's Original post here at the GHF....

Can't remember if you peaked at it before or not???

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by Karrie on August 10, 2005 12:55 AM
Weezie - Oh my beautiful you realy do not know how much I love petunias! I believe I know where my petunias will be next year without a doubt. See now you did it to me - I was determined to not put them in containers next year - I have got to have that!

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by Karrie on August 10, 2005 01:19 AM
Have you ever tried the portable type greenhouse? With the area we live in we cannot put in one like that it is considered an out building like a mini barn and such they are no nos in our association. POA I hate em! Seems like it would be nicer then the portable ones, but they dont allow em. If you have tried or anyone else has tried the portable ones please share your experience with me. I am going to guess this should be moved to a more appropriate place but where I do not know.

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by weezie13 on August 13, 2005 12:09 PM
Karrie,
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If you have tried or anyone else has tried the portable ones please share your experience with me. I am going to guess this should be moved to a more appropriate place but where I do not know.

Here's a picture of the portable ones' I have...
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I have 5 total now...1~2 shelf, and 4~3 shelf one's............with zipper fronts..
I put them inside my greenhouse for shelving and extra warmth for the spring time seed planting...

I am eyeballing some type of heating unit
to put inside, to be able to do my flower seeds
first and then my veggies..
*I've been doing the veggies first, cause I really like my veggie garden, but love flowers too, and by the time I am done doing the veggies,
and doing the flower seeds, it's almost August before some start really into blooming..
And that's too late, I am just now planting a bunch of annuals I planted..I am sooooooooo slow.

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by weezie13 on August 13, 2005 12:28 PM
If you want to start a new thread about
greenhouse's go right ahead..
I'll post the info I have on them..

(**I had promised Phoenix some info on
them too, so that would help me in the info
department..**)

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