A very nice flower for the winter months is the Petunia. I'm sure Petunias remind all of us 'now' gardeners....about when we were kids. A very popular flower then.....and it continues to be a favorite for many of us even today. As for so many good things there is always a little bad side......as you may already know the petunia is in the 'nightshade' family.....which means we defiantly should not eat any part of it.
Petunias are native to South America, mostly in Argentina and Southern Brazil.......from there it traveled north into Central America then Mexico.......then finally it came into the United States for all of us to enjoy. It's a very colorful annual that can grow just about anywhere in the United States where it's sunny and the temperatures are cool at night and warm during the day.
This is a good time to plant petunias here as long as we can protect them from a possible frost....and lets all hope that won't happen. We've been quite lucky so far.