Purple Petunias, Yellow Zinnias and White Dusty Millers - Front Yard Annual Plantings - July 2022
Back at the beginning of the month, I posted some details and photos of our front yard annual plantings including their inspiration from Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. At the time, I planted (only) a series of Dusty Miller white annuals and talked about how I'd fill them out with a few other colors and flowers. After doing a little bit of hemming and hawing, I decided to just see what struck me at the big box garden center. I ended up coming home with purple and yellows.
Purple petunias. 24 of them. And Yellow Zinnias. 18 of those.
I planted the purple petunias in between each pair of the Dusty Millers. And planted the Zinnias in a row *behind* those - closer to the house/boxwoods. Below, you can see what they look like right now, immediately after planting.
Here's a look at the yellow, flowering annual zinnias:
And, here below, is the purple petunia:
I'm hopeful that they'll fill-in and what I call 'get bushy'. I'll monitor these across the balance of the Summer and will try to keep them well watered and fed.