Thursday, August 29, 2013

All Hail the Queen

I'm knitting, but I'm in that stage where a picture of swaths of red stockinette won't interest anyone, myself included. Instead, let's talk flowers.
More specifically, let's talk these zinnias.
Queen Red Lime Zinnia (mine from here) 
I bought a packet of these seeds after admiring their photos online. I don't particularly have good luck with seeds, so my expectations were low.
They didn't need to be.
There are a ton of blooms on each plant, they last a long time, and they're even interesting when they're dying.

I don't plant a lot of annuals, thinking that perennials are worth the investment in the long run. I think I'll be planting these again, quite possibly in more places than just two pots. I'm going to cut a bloom and take it to work with me (in this). Autumn is coming. I'm going to enjoy the flowers while I can.

1 comment:

  1. Awww, Bonnie, I just love zinnias. I always collect the dried seeds from the spent flowers and scatter them around my veggie beds. They make me smile!