Here it is the 15th of November and, although we have had a few frosts, my old-fashioned petunias are still going strong.
These flowers were started from seed that I saved from last year. They tend to get a bit leggy so cutting them back a couple of times a season is a good idea. I grow these in a variety of beds. Some in full sun and others get afternoon shade. They are not a picky and that’s one of the reasons I love them.
The other plant I have blooming right now is Gaura.
Gaura is a small shrub native to Arkansas. The flowers are small but they cover this shrub from front to back.
The flowers are on a wiry stem and when the wind blows the flowers look like they are twirling. Gaura gets about 3 foot tall and 2-3 foot wide and has bloomed all summer and now fall!