Pair Up To Face the Day
Linking up with a friend or loved one makes for a perfect pairing through which to double the pleasure held in the gift of another day, come what may.
As usual, I paired up with my dog Valentino to discover this Mexican Petunia plant in bloom. A neighbor has a row of these as the sidewalk border in one of her flower gardens.
It is always a pleasure to see these purple pretties on my morning walk with my dog. It makes for a perfect way to face the start of my day!
Butterfly and Hummingbird Attraction
If you enjoy planting flowering perennials to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, the Mexican Petunias are a great choice. The plant is available in several colors but I do love the striking pop of color of the Maya Purple. There is even a dwarf version, known as "Katie."
Researching the Mexican Petunia (Ruellia Brittoniana), I discovered it is considered an invasive plant here in Florida. I can not imagine being invaded by anything more perfect — Bring on the invasion!
Do tell ... Who might you pair up with for sharing the pleasure of Mexican Petunias blooming the color of purple?
Since I am publishing this article on Monday, I choose to link up with the Monday Madness post over on the Challenge Your Writing blog.
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