I am participating in Alphabe-Thursday from Jenny Matlock this week and the letter is P! One of my favorite summer flowers is the petunia. I am particularly fond of the striped ones - as shown in the picture.
I generally have a lot of decorative containers hanging on my porch or setting around the porch or patio. I also have a flower garden. So, I've lots of opportunities to use petunias as a summer decoration.
This year we had a horribly wet spring up here in Pennsylvania so I really didn't plant anything in my garden. I've allowed the perennials to take over and it really doesn't look as bad as you'd think. The containers are a different matter, however. Most of them never were brought out of the basement after the winter was over but there are several larger containers which stay out over the winter and those are embarrassing bare.
I have to admit that I'm a little ashamed that I didn't hop to it and get things planted once I was able to this year - even if it wasn't until mid-June before I could. It is too late to worry about this now, however! I will simply have to try to do better next year. I miss the splashes of summer color that usually decorate my front porch!
Photo by Lewis Collard.