Got My Ducks in a Row

“Got My Ducks in a Row”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

I am trying out something new this year.  Baby Duck yellow petunias.  Here in the Gulf South, we use petunias as winter annuals.  My sister had these petunias last year in her garden, and they were fantastic.  These petunias have small flowers (1-1 1/2 inches), but the flowers are numerous.  This is a spreading petunia, and if my sister’s experience is typical, these plants are vigorous and should be placed at least 15 inches apart.  They are supposed to spread 3 feet and do require more frequent feedings than the typical petunia.

But it is the masses of soft yellow flowers that is the real selling point.  The trumpet shaped flowers have a yellow throat which fades to white at the flower’s edge. These are great in a hanging baskets or in a bed in the landscape.  I planted mine in a bed where in the spring there will be mostly pink flowers, so I think these little petunias will look fine.


Today, I had the day off and finally was able to get all my Baby Ducks in a row.