In the spring I purchased a flat of petunias at a new to me nursery close to my house. I walked around for the longest time trying to decide what I wanted to put into the windowbox on the deck. It gets very sunny and hot there and over the years I have tried different annual plants with mixed success. There were the usuals colours and bicolours of petunias but these petunias caught my eye. They were a soft yellow and deep burgundy colour and looked more robust than the usual ones. I found out they cost more too. When I couldn’t make up my mind I came back to these and then decided to take them and plant them with a burgundy leaf potatoe vine. The planter has been very pretty all season with minimum upkeep. The flowers have not gotten leggy at all. They did not require excessive amounts of water. I was very happy with the little extra money for a quality plant.
I added one of Bonnie’s textures called mauve threads to the photo. I added it twice and played around with the blending modes and then added a gradient map adjustment. It gave it the dark and mysterious look.
I am joining Bonnie for Photo Art Friday. Have a great weekend. Alas it is the last one for September 2012.