Yes, You Can Prune Petunias

This is my NightSky® Petunia, looking wonderful, and once again full of flowers because I pruned it.

I had no idea that you could cut these little gems back and they would keep growing, but quite by accident, ok, not quite by accident but rather deliberately, I cut back my NightSky® Petunia.

It was looking rather bedraggled and I thought it was nearing the end of its life and about to die.  I thought “May as well give it a go if it’s going to die anyway!”

I scarcely had a piece of the plant left that was even remotely green, and yet what was there was (obviously) enough as it has sprung back to life and is now throwing out blooms left and right.  It’s still only rather small, but it looks terrific.

The galaxy effect of the white spotting is diminished, and the colour of the petals isn’t what it used to be.  (See my post, NightSky® Petunia, to see the original colour.)  I think this must be one of the ‘base colours’ belonging to one of the varieties used to create this hybrid.

Besides, it’s a stunning shade of my favourite colour not all that hard to look at 🙂 and I’ve another Petunia hybrid I pruned that has also reverted to this same colour – minus the spots.

– ⋅ o ♥ o ⋅ –

This is my next entry for the Flower of the Day (FOTD) photo challenge
hosted by Cee’s Photography.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone ❤️

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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