How to Water Petunias in Hot Weather

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Petunias are popular bedding and hanging basket flowers that come in many varieties. They have large flowers that resemble trumpets that almost seem to shout when in full bloom. Most petunias bloom all summer long, except when it gets extremely hot. Although petunias are a heat-tolerant plant, sometimes special care is necessary to ensure the…


My Hanging Petunia Plants Are Dying

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Petunias are generally considered one of the easiest flowering annuals to grow as bedding or hanging plants. Unfortunately, this preconception leads gardeners to believe that petunias should thrive in any conditions. If your petunias are dying, first make sure their basic requirements are being met. A few minor adjustments may be all it takes to…


Can Petunias Survive Outside?

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Petunias thrive in full sun and grow well in containers, so they make ideal flowers for small spaces as well as landscaped flowerbeds on large properties. Most modern-day petunias are a hybrid of South American origin and are well-known for a showy display all season. Choose the best placement and soil types in your garden…


Petunias in Pots

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The petunia is one of the oldest common ornamental flowers. It was introduced to Europe from Africa in the beginning of the 19th century. Since then, many varieties have been produced to suit any taste. While widely used in landscaping, petunias are particularly well-adapted to container life. They are an ideal choice for well-lit areas,…


How to Get Petunias to Keep Blossoming

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Petunias are an annual flower that offer profuse blooms through the late spring to early fall. With shades of yellow, purple, red, pink and white, there is a color for every landscape. There are two main types of petunias — grandiflora and multiflora. Grandiflora petunias have large flower heads and grow well in baskets or…


Black Mold on Petunias

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The petunia is a herbaceous perennial and is often found in many yards and gardens. These flowers come in a variety of colors, such as pink, purple and white. However, the beauty of the petunia is often marred by the presence of black mold on its surface. Sooty mold is common in petunias and often…


How to Prune Peonies

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One of the most popular and spectacular garden perennials are herbaceous peonies. Grown first in Japan many years ago, they come in many colors and flower shapes. Peonies grow best in cool climates with chilly winters, rich soil and good drainage. They like a lot of sun, and because they can grow quite large they…


About Peonies

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Peonies are known for their significantly flashy blooms and full foliage. Many gardeners choose to include these perennials in their gardens because they are relatively easy to grow, give off a fine scent and give a look of enchantment. These beautiful flowers have long been a symbol of royalty and have inspired many artists and…


How to Care for Cut Peonies

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If you have peonies in your flower bed, you already know how much interest and color they can add to the landscape. However, you’re missing out if you aren’t cutting a few of the big splashy blooms for indoor enjoyment. Cut the peonies in the bud stage, put them in a big vase, and they’ll…


How to Cut Peonies Without Ants

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Peonies are a beautiful flower. With their colors of pink and white and purple, they make a vivid centerpiece to any table decor. Unfortunately, along with peonies come ants. Ants are drawn to the peony because of the sugary coating on the flower’s bud. Yet separating the ants from the peonies is not that difficult.…


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