Celebrating the Flower – Petunia

The lovely little petunia is the next flower we will share with you.  This one has been designed by Leslie R. Holm, who has designed other flowers for our project.

The petunia is part of the Solanceae family and while its natural habitat is South America, they have certainly made their way around the globe.  These pretty, funnel shaped annual flowers come in many bright colors, such as pink, blue, purple, yellow, white, and striped.  They have a fragrant scent and are very popular in hanging baskets.  If planting from seed, you would have to start them indoors.  The plants like the sun, and bloom from May to October, with proper care such as being in well-drained soil.  If you pinch the dead flowers off, you can get a nice bushy plant.  The size of the flower varies from 1″ to 4″ in diameter.

If you follow flower symbolism, you may be surprised to learn that the meaning behind this flower is anger and resentment, as well as the desire to spend time with someone whose company is soothing or peaceful.  Another meaning would be to think of others, and to be kind.   So, practice kindness and crochet one or more of these little cuties for someone.

As always, we thank all our designers for sharing their creativity with us.  Thank you Leslie R. Holm for the pretty petunia!

Here is the link to the pattern:

Petunia by Leslie R. Holm

Don’t forget to share a photo of your flower.  Check out the events page for more flowers for this future project.



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