today sept 7 i add an update …..
she bloomed a beautiful medium pink color
and went on to become a complete plant
yesterday boasting 7/8 fully opened blooms
and several more blooms waiting in the wings
i’m sorry to report that overnight she disappeared
guess the deer felt she was ready to eat
r.i.p dear rogue petunia
thank you for coming into my life when you did
i live on an island
where the main challenge to having a flower garden
is negotiating with the deer
who seem to think flowers are planted to supplement their diet.
A couple of years ago
after 3 years of participating in the deer-challenge
i decided to concede
and turn to other pursuits.
imagine my surprise yesterday
when i walked by an abandoned planter
and saw one rogue petunia ready to blossom