Wednesday, August 3, 2011

zinnias

The zinnias are finally blooming and I can't wait to get to make more arrangements like this one.  Zinnias are one of my favourite garden flowers and I just love using them for bouquets and floral decor. They come in a huge range of colours and they last forever too!

I've been looking at some of the photos that I've taken over the last couple months since I've been away from the blog and some are of the same spot in the garden...some from 2 months ago and some I took this week.  I don't remember doing this before...a kind of time lapse photography.  It's amazing how  much things grow and change in the garden over 2 months in the summer.
Above is a zinnia bed today and below is the same bed around the time I was last here at the blog.  Wow, what a big difference!

It was such a cold and grey spring and the heat loving little zinnia plants really had a hard time with that. They sure look tiny here and the blooms are quite late in my garden this year.  O well, maybe I'll get a longer zinnia season next year!

Some of the transplants in May, waiting to be planted.

This is a Benary's Giant Zinnia "Carmine Rose".  One of my favourites these days.

And many of these are "Salmon Rose", (another favourite of mine these days) mixed with golden hops vine, green amaranth and blue salvia.

1 comment:

  1. Zinnias are gorgeous, aren't they? I love that you can just drop the seed in a bit of bare dirt and up they come. I planted them for the first time this year but it won't be the last!
    Lisa Lafs

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