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Old May 31, 2009   #1
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Default Petunias whooping it up!

I got two dwarf blueberry bushes to try, and want to grow something perennial like thyme around the base to drape over the edge and act as a living mulch. The thyme starts I had were small so I stuck some old timey/vining and Laura Bush petunias in the pots to fill in until the thyme gets bigger next season. You know, dainty lady-like petunias that would drape gracefully over the edge of the pots.

I put a 5 gallon bucket in there for size perspective, and I swear, somewhere in there are blueberry bushes!
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Old May 31, 2009   #2
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Holy cow! Those petunias are going nuts. Nice, very nice.
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Those appear to be the old heirloom petunias and they grow to be giants. They will reseed themselves and grow forever. I ordered seed from SSE for a friend and they are great, she loves purples and pinks. I don't use those colors in my yard but when someone gets a white petunia out of the mix then I have hit gold.
Give them a place of their own and enjoy.

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Looks like you got some 'magic' dirt in those pots, got room in there for a tomato ?
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Those appear to be the old heirloom petunias and they grow to be giants.

Some of them are old timey or vining petunias, but the clear pink and dark, dark pink are Laura Bush petunias, as I mentioned.


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They will reseed themselves and grow forever.
They don't reseed well in this yard, so I always start some inside. I much prefer the old timey petunias to the hybrids, and even a blue-blooded Democrat like me has to admit the Laura Bush petunias are really nice.
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Looks like you got some 'magic' dirt in those pots, got room in there for a tomato ?

Heh, it's the Happy Frog potting soil. Very expensive, but I'm turning into a True Believer. I started my some of my tomatoes and peppers in it, and I've been very impressed with their growth rate.
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blueaussi where did you buy the happy frog potting soil, it sounds like a winner to me.

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I had to go to a local hydro shop to get it. You can go here:

http://www.foxfarmfertilizer.com/buy...sumer_map.html

and see if anyone near you sells it. Just be prepared, the 2 cubic foot bag cost me $25. For plants other then my seedlings and a few special cases like the blueberries, I've been mixing it half and half with a plain Fafard container mix to make it go further.
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