Sunday, August 10, 2008

I am growing to love zinnias

And this little guy is a big part of the reason. Last year I planted the white form of this single type of zinnia. They were wonderful, cheery, perky and tough. This year I tried growing them from seed but failed to get a single one to survive my haphazard care. Luckily I found six packs of the red ones. I only bought one pack because I didn't think I would like the color. Now I wish I had bought all there were.

This guy is having the time of his life while most every other plant I grow looks beat down.


Katie said...

I grew Zinnas for the first time last year, and the lasted from April through January. I was amazed and converted, and Zinnias will always have a place in my garden.

(Mine were orange too). We grew green ones from seed this year, but I miss the color.

Ralph said...

I always thought that the big ones were coarse and common. These little ones are more graceful. Or maybe I'm just developing better judgment

Julie said...

I am so looking forward to planting a pack of red and white candy cane striped ones around October 15 here.....yee haw!!! These are a beautiful shade...I love orange!

Ralph said...

Interesting concept - Winter gardening in Florida. With Zinnias.