For a couple of weeks we couldn't figure out what this foul smell was that we could only detect when we were on our deck...my husband pointed to my plants on the deck, but I couldn't believe it...It reeked like something died or urine...yuck!!
While visiting my mother's home and where I had also planted the same Supertunia plant we noticed one evening- a very foul smell.... hmmm...Now the wheels are spinning...so when we came back home I removed these pots from the deck and the smell went away.
I set them on the driveway down below the deck area- and today after the heavy rains we just had that bad smell was back- and right where they were on the driveway.
So....as much as it pained me to do this, but I yanked out the entire plant from these pots. Fortunately there were two other plants that I had put in there with them that were still growing but had been hidden by the supertunias...They don't look too bad and I imagine
in the next two weeks they will be showing off nicely!
I wanted to add that these smelled the worst when the whole plant got wet like after a rain or if my sprinkler got them wet. So imagine coming out after a nice rain to smell the fresh air but instead you got that bad odor instead! Not good!
Supertunias called Pretty Much Picasso
They grew like crazy- in fact they were even larger than this before I pulled the plants out and discarded them today....
Growing down in there is Calibroachoa (MiniFamous)
also called (SuperBells or Million Bells) they look like tiny roses
and Sanvitalia (Sunbini)...little tiny yellow flowers.
Sorry Proven Winners, this one was not a winner in
These were not good companions with the supertunias because they became overwhelmed by the them. I hope to see these get going some more and get that last little burst out of summer!
I know fall is near, but I'm not ready! I see mums showing up at the garden centers, but I'm not ready to give in!!