Petunias are my perennial favorite. This sweet and simple annual is a must-have at Connecticut Country House. I love their delicate flowers and bold, brilliant colors.
They’re pretty when tiny and potted up individually, as well as one big petunia hanging basket from my local nursery that I’ll pop into an over-scaled clay pot. But the size right in between is just perfect to snugly fit into a willow hanging door basket. The flower basket on The Coop (our Master Bedroom) door gets plenty of sun (petunias love full sun!), and every morning when I lift it off its old doornail, I give it a good drink of water, and let it drain on the ground.
To keep the blooms coming all summer long, I pull off the faded, droopy flowers every day (it’s really a habit I needed to get into to stay on top of it). This truly encourages good health and growth.
It’s not to late to decorate with petunias!