While shopping, if I happen upon something quite striking or unusual for the garden, I often buy it. I may not know where it will end up being planted. But I know that good plants don’t go unnoticed, so buy them when you can, right?
So I scooped up the entire group, maybe 2 dozen plants, which costs quite a bit. But I then used them, mostly, in one client’s gardens–both at their home and at their place of business.
And kept a few to try for myself. The ones in the ground didn’t look like they were performing that well. And being petunias, these were not labeled as “self-cleaning” and were looking pretty unsightly. But lo and behold, after settling in and given a chance, they were worth the chance. And even more attractive used in a pot.
This is a Ball Flora Plant: Cha-ching Cherry. As I was moving around with this plant in hand—another customer said she had seen this newcomer in a floral magazine article. So–what do you think? Wasn’t this worth the chance?
One chance at a time! Happy Fourth of July!!