GRAMMY MIAMI AND THE CASE OF A MYSTERIOUS, DISAPPEARING, INTER-DIMENSIONAL SPACE (NOT TIME) TRAVELER NAMED LUCU (A YOUNG, FEMALE, AFRICAN ELEPHANT)
How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Petunias
from Old Farmer’s Almanac
Often grown as annuals, Petunias are one of the most popular flowers. They are tender perennials in Zones 9 to 11.
Petunias are divided into two different groups:
- Grandiflora petunias have very large flowers and are best grown in containers or hanging baskets (because they are more susceptible to rain damage).
- Multiflora petunias have smaller, but more abundant flowers and are ideal for summer bedding or in a mixed border (because they are more tolerant to wet weather)
- Petunias are tolerant of heat so you don’t have to water them regularly.
- A thorough watering once a week should be sufficient (unless there are prolonged periods of drought in your area).
- The spreading types and those in containers require more frequent watering though.
- Fertilize your plants monthly to ensure good growth.
- Double-flowered cultivars like a biweekly dose of fertilizer.
- Remove faded/dead flowers to prolong blooming.
One more thing…
Though no relation to Grammy’s husband “Mike the Mechanic,” it is rumored that — through a serendipitous “coincidence” — the Legion of Petunias have always been especially partial to listening to this song while sunbathing. Tin City Kitty has surmised that it was probably because of this very similarity that the “L.O.P” allowed themselves to be discovered in that vast “Place of Plants” where they lived before; to be brought to Grammy’s garden; and, finally, to be introduced today in our story!