With researching on best time to buy and growing plants and practical experience I have found spring the best time, the months after winter ends, and new shoots begin to appear from dried plant stubs, a best feeling with new growths from bulbs and rhizomes tubers, and as they grow the time is just right for them to give beautiful colorful flowers by May.
|Large Dahlia Flower on Plant|
|Colourful petunias for Spring Season|
|Growing Petunia Flowers in garden|
After the flowers have dried they fall off and when you need to encourage profuse growth snip off the flowering tail of each stem. This will encourage new stems to grow from the single stem and make the petunia plant spread from sides quickly.
Petunias are seasonal plants and every year we have to plant new ones as they grow till rainy season. They cannot tolerate heavy down pour and even though this makes us buy these colorful plants every year the blooms are really worth the effort.
Beware of pets and birds, our main problem, pigeons, they love flowers of petunias and these are nipped in even the bud stage sometimes making the plant fearful and scared to grow, and with too much breaking and nipping the plant may also stop growing any new shoots.
Growing new petunia plants is done by seeds and also cuttings of the parent plant. But this process is difficult as the seeds are very tiny n size, and it is more easy to buy new plants right from the nursery and enjoy the blooms in the spring season.
Bulbs of amaryllis, lilly and gladiolus have got healthy shoots , waiting for a colorful blooming show soon!