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ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again.
Marion County A: The goal of annual plants like petunias is to produce leaves, flowers and seeds during one growing season, and then die.
Plant petunias, snapdragons, zinnias and marigolds.
Roses, petunias, geraniums and zinnias have brilliant colors but little nectar, while yellow jessamine, which has fragrant, yellow flowers, produces abundant nectar and is fed on heavily when hummingbirds return from their migration in early spring.
Otherwise, like my petunias, the relationship will suffer.
Petunias do not tolerate the intense heat of summers this far south.
People played tennis at the city courts, watered their petunias, walked their dogs and babies, swam at the city pool, brought their kids to the civic center for a toy-brick-building festival in the evening.
A classic example came last month, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture called for the destruction of at least 13 varieties of petunias with striking hues.
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First Known Use: 1825See Words from the same year
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