He’s growin’ Mexican Petunias nowadays.
Y’all may remember that the ol’ Slacker was playin’ at being a gentleman farmer earlier this spring when he started taking care of three little adopted mater plants. Well, them mater plants never did put out too many maters… and the ones they did put out were so little it was shameful to take ’em away from their mothers.
A friend gave the ol’ Slacker some pretty Mexican Petunia plants in pots this week for his birthday. She gave them to him because he had admired the one in her backyard so much. They put out these little purple flowers every morning. They’re gone by the evening, though. Then they make a miraculous comeback again the next morning. Beautiful!
She gave me two. I bought four more today. Now I have six of ’em planted along the eastern fence line in my backyard. They need full sunshine. With all the oak trees in my yard, that’s about the only place that I could plant them where they would thrive. It’s a good spot, though. I get to see those pretty purple flowers every morning from my bedroom and kitchen/dining room windows.
So, Farmer Slackers growin’ purty things now. We’ll grow some more maters again this coming spring, though.
Mexican Petunias (Ruellia Brittoniana)
EmilyCompost – Mexican Petunia <– What a great name for a gardening site!~vtel 🙂