Picture of the Day: Mexican Petunia Flower on Concrete

August 20, 2013 – 11:19 am

I saw this Mexican petunia flower on the steps leading to the front door of my house over the weekend after the sprinkler finished running and went inside the house and got my camera. It seemed like an interesting to photograph and from seeing the picture hopefully, you’ll see what I mean.

I took the overview picture (above) and a side view (below). Mexican petunias are very beautiful flowers that love lots of sun and do not require a tremendous amount of water to grow. I actually planted six Mexican petunias last year and they are already taking over one part of the front yard.

So, there you have it, the picture(s) of the day. It seemed to me that I should post both pictures (overview, side-view) than just one. What do you think?

I used my Panasonic Lumix gf2 with a 14-42mm lens to photograph this flower from two different angles.

Source: danlhernandez.com

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1. Water – Flowers need about 3 cm of water per week and during the hottest summer temperatures will require more water more frequently. The best time to water is between 6:00 and 9:00 AM.
If possible, use a soaker hose to water your flowering plants. Keep in mind, hanging baskets and pots tend to dry out more quickly and will require more frequent watering. Overhead watering using spray hoses or sprinklers should be avoided, because it can increase the risk of diseases such as botrytis or grey mold.
2.Deadheading – Dead or dying flowers should be removed as soon as possible to prevent seed production

Water them well in this heat

Pkants in pots need a lot of water when it gets hot.
I had the same Q about leggy petunias.
Here are instructions about pruning petunias:
" Sometimes these plants can become ‘leggy’ or when they have lots of stem and less flowers and leaves. These plants are not very attractive and can be refreshed by cutting the stem all the back and allowing it to re-grow. You can prevent your petunia plants from becoming ‘leggy’ by pruning back growing tips. To do this, find the point on each stem, usually located near the tip, where new growth is coming from and pinch that tip off

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