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Old 06-07-2010, 06:30 AM
 
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A long, long, long..... time gardener here, still learning new tricks!
Every year, petunias have been 'just' petunias to me. 3 years ago, I discovered Supertunias when a gal working at the nursery turned me on to these. So strong, hardy, and thick stemmed! Pefect for baskets. Expensive at $1.69 per plant, but worth it to me. The first two photos here are my Supertunias, planted last week - thick and strong already, and 3 plants in each hayrack! The hanging basket contains the generic petunias, still looking good, but more fragile and dropping lots of dead blossoms. I may be telling y'all something everybody knows, but Supertunias are 'where it's at'.

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Old 06-07-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I agree- i usually don't buy annauls but I will spring for a few suuper tunias every year just for my baskets.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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Very pretty flowers. I had two hanging baskets with those until the deer got to them.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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Expensive at $1.69 per plant, but worth it to me.
Is it expensive at "1.69 $" a plant? Are lots of petunia plants necessary to achieve a good look?

I know money is a relative thing for everyone but it kinds of makes me feel guilty for having spent 20 dollars on a beautiful geranium and 15$ on a begonia yesterday.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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Is it expensive at "1.69 $" a plant? Are lots of petunia plants necessary to achieve a good look?

I know money is a relative thing for everyone but it kinds of makes me feel guilty for having spent 20 dollars on a beautiful geranium and 15$ on a begonia yesterday.
Considering I only needed 6 plants to fill 2 hayracks, I guess it's cheap. Considering that a whole flat of 48 'regular' petunias costs about $18, I guess it's expensive. But all in all, I've spent money on things I shouldn't have, and never got a whole summer of rewards.

I say, if it makes you happy, don't feel guilty. You can always cut down on groceries!
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Those are beautiful rdlr, and the color matches your porch furniture!!!
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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Those are beautiful rdlr, and the color matches your porch furniture!!!
Thank you so much for noticing, Sweetie Pie!
Now, here's another photo to add to the look!
It's our favorite dinner and party area!

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Old 06-07-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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I got Supertunia Royal Velvet and Surfinia Red this year and while they're pretty, I find both of them less vigorous than the Wave petunias I've had before. It was so freaking wet last summer I did have a mold problem with the Waves for awhile, but after a large dose of TLC they came back stronger than ever.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Wow, those are gorgeous! I've never heard of them before, so thanks for the heads up!

Do they get as leggy and spindly as regular petunias?
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Zone 6- South Jersey
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Very pretty and a perfect match to your furniture. Where did you get the hay racks? I like them a lot!
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