Having been inspired by the impressive Proven Winners hanging basket arrangements while leafing through a catalogue last Winter, I decided to create my own hanging basket masterpiece from seed in blue and yellow. I chose Chaenarrhinum Summer Skies and Petunia Dolcissima Limoncello from Parks Seeds.
As I blogged previously, I was disappointed in the growth rate of the chaenarrhinum, and I couldn't get the petunias to germinate well at all. Out of about 20 petunias I have tried to germinate, only 4 have been successful.
Here is a photo of the chaenarrhinum at about 8 weeks.
And here are two petunias and three chaenarrhinum at 8 weeks.
I'm not giving up on them yet, but next year I will probably just purchase Proven Winner plants from Jesse Israel's Garden Center instead of trying to grow flowers from seed since they took up a lot of space that could have been used for more veg!