amorecuore wrote: Oh no no no. I tried those "Pretty Much Picasso" petunias also and ended up chucking them. Blooms were small and the growth on that plant is just weird. It just seems to sprawl in all kinds of directions. Now that last plant (Elephant Ears) is a pretty popular tropical plant down here. They can get very huge, with enormous leaves, after a few years in the tropics. Not sure how well that it going to over winter inside.
Like that Dahlia Blossom. Very very nice form and color. Hopefully many more blooms will be coming on the plant. Decided to plant some dinnerplate dahlia tubers down here and give them one more try this summer. Failed miserably on the first attempt a couple of years ago. Did some online research and picked a few varieties recommended for the deep south. This is Dinnerplate Dahlia "Lavengro" first bloom beginning to open this morning. Hope it ends up looking nice. Pinched the plant two or three times while it was growing to get a better branching habit. Took a good 3 months to grow from tuber to first blooms.