Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Zinnias!

I sowed some miniature zinnias in one of the new beds at the beginning of June and they just started flowering a little over a week ago.




In the past I have usually preferred zinnia varieties with large, fully double flowers in bright, saturated shades like deep red or bright pink but I have to say I am now also quite taken with these dainty little ones and their pastel shades.

3 comments:

  1. i have never met a zinnia i didn't like! they are all so vigorous and cheerful. this year i planted seeds that were supposed to produce miniatures, but my plants are three feet tall instead of six to twelve inches like that package said. caterpillars, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds -- everything loves them, so i don't really mind that they outgrew their spot a bit. they make wonderful cut flowers, too, so i've pruned them some and taken them inside to enjoy there. your pastels are lovely.

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  2. Thanks Daricia! I am really glad that we do not have much of an issue with mildew on zinnias here because they really are great.

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  3. sweet! you really are having fun with your parents garden!

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