In order to get the most out of today’s post, please take a moment to read this one from 2012.  I’ll wait……..

Is That You, Petunia?

The year after that post, in May, 2013, I shared this picture of Petunia.

But something tragic must have happened to her during the following winter. Because in the spring of 2014,  she didn’t return….nor for the next couple of years. I was sad about losing her and thought she was gone forever.

Last week, I was out puttering around in the flowerbed, pulling weeds and checking on the few perennials I have (dianthus, vinca, Sweet Williams, salvia). Then, just a few feet from where Petunia used to live and grow and be beautiful, something caught my eye.  It sure looked like petunia foliage.  Could it be?

The following day:

There she was. She looks paler than before, but only because this picture was taken with my cell phone, whereas the earlier ones were taken with a camera.

But, after all this time and in a different location, Petunia has returned.

~These Days Of Mine~


9 responses to “Petunia

  1. Don’t you just love ‘surprise’ blossoms? Looks like you have some volunteer vinca coming up too – a bonus. A good year for flowers. The rain today is a bonus.

  2. Petunias are surprising little survivors…..that has happened to me before too and I am always so happy to see those familiar faces again!


  3. Welcome home Petunia! 😊

  4. She couldn’t stay away !
    Glad to hear she’s back ….

  5. Ah yes, I re-read Petunia’s history and noticed I commented back then the very same comment I was planning to post on this one. Petunia has returned. And I do think she’s one of those ‘old-fashioned’ girls like I told you about back in 2012. Regardless, welcome back, Petunia! 🙂

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Wow, Mother Nature is amazing sometimes. I did not realize Petunias would come back. Mommy loved those beautiful flowers. Years ago when we built her house on the other side of the tower, she grew them the whole front of our yard right at the road. She had a wonderful green thumb. So glad yours came back.

  7. wishingwelsh

    What a sweet surprise! Let’s hope she comes back to her full glory or at least sticks around enough to enjoy the summer and make a showing again next year, and again…

  8. It is always good to see a friend again. Lol

  9. How wonderful! I’ve not heard of a petunia returning. You must have some super green thumbs. I hope it continues to flourish. It’s a beautiful surprise. 🙂

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