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Home gardeners like to experiment by mixing a great plant like Supertunia® Watermelon Charm with vegetable plants.
First, Proven Winners gave the petunia a new meaning in my Ohio garden. I used to avoid the “ol’ grandma” petunia aisle at my local garden center until one day, these tiny little blooms exploding with continuous color caught my eye. My first Supertunia came home in a hanging basket for my front porch, like everyone else does with this non-stop blooming low maintenance annual. After a couple of weeks of watching the magic occur from one 3-inch container quickly filling the 18-inch basket, I returned to get a few more plants to add to my garden. A hot trend is mixing veggies in your landscape, so why not add annuals to your vegetable raised beds? The Watermelon Charm variety totally picked up the veins in my red cabbage growing in my raised bed — so why not pair them together? Quickly, I found this non-stop bloomer working its way around to the front of my celery plants.
This summer will be my third year of adding Proven Winner Supertunias to my raised beds filled with vegetables. I’m not sure if it is the natural soil fertilized with bunny compost or the fact that this plant gets a nice trim just after the 4th of July, but the Supertunia just won’t stop showing off in my garden. As long as you feed it and make sure to cut it back later in the summer, you are going to love putting this variety in your garden or landscape!
About the author: Brenda Haas started her blogging career (on http://www.bggarden.com) five years ago as a way to share her hidden garden out in the country. Although she is busy raising her family, she also plants landscaped gardens filled with veggies, herbs, shrubs and perennials on their 16 acres of Ohio property. For the past three years, Bren has been growing year-round in her 10-foot x12-foot home greenhouse and recently started raising fish with her husband in the structure as well. Be sure to check out #gardenchat (http://www.connect-share-grow.com ) network to connect with other garden enthusiasts. Bren is the administrator of this huge Twitter based network.