zinnias

Grew these little lady zinnias from seed.  I’m not one to have the patience required for growing plants from seeds . . . too much like babysitting.  But, I love these girls and I’m pretty sure I’ll designate a whole raised bed to them next year.

Love this yellow one!  I’m not into yellow flowers, but she sure is a soft pastel beauty.  The cilantro planted next to her is casting delicate shaded shadows on her petals.

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Pink is my favorite color for flowers and any shade pleases me immensely.  I’m not fussy when it comes to pink.

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I was just snapping away taking photos, when into my frame flew this lovely Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly.  I didn’t even know she was there until I saw her through the lens on the flower I was shooting.  She obviously prefers pink flowers too since she flitted away right afterwards.

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Zinnias are pretty in any stage from bud to bloom.

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There are some pretty pale peach zinnias in this group that are so soft and sweet.

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And one bright burnt orange zinnia that was unsuccessfully hiding from the rain in the cilantro.  I had to dig her out to see her, but she still got drenched under there.

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Some of the “young buds” look a little droopy and possibly drunk from too much to drink.  They are obviously underage.

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I wish there were some white ones, but I’ll probably have to order a pack of “just white” seeds next winter since they most likely don’t include them in the mixed seed packets.  Regardless . . . they are cheerful happy flowers, and fun colors that make any room smile.  I’ll have to take a bouquet of them to work with me on Monday to brighten up my desk and work space.

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “zinnias

    1. I can’t believe you’ve never heard of them. I remember them from my childhood. My grandfather grew everything, but he was from Europe and grew everything in rows. I don’t remember him having flower beds, just a garden full of vegetables and rows and rows of flowers. He grew zinnias.
      I think I might enjoy growing things from seeds if my greenhouse was still a real greenhouse and heated. I had to put a real roof on it because the plastic roof kept cracking, and although that wouldn’t matter for growing plants, I moved my chickens into the greenhouse every winter so they could have more room and light. So, a solid roof was necessary. February and March are still very cold here, so starting seeds that early is not really a possibility without the heat.

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