Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Zinnias

Happy Pretty Wednesday, My Lovelies!  Although I'm terribly distressed that I missed going to my art class today due to my dental appointment, at least I'm feeling a little better.

Some of you asked me what I replaced the horrible white geraniums with, and the answer is:  Zinnias

Zinnias are quickly becoming my favorite flower.

Mr. Art @ Home bought me a few at the Pepper Place Market over the weekend, and I must say they are growing on me....well, not literally, but I am liking them a little more everyday!



from Pepper Place Market



Here are the zinnias we planted in pots on our patio:




























I want to plant zinnias in our flower beds next year.  I like these two varieties from the Hudson Valley Seed Library.



I love the pretty Polar Bear Zinnias




Pumila Mix Zinnias


What's your favorite summertime flower?


Until next time...

Blessings! 
Ricki Jill



17 comments:

  1. I have had the best luck with zinnias planted from seeds. They bloom prolifically and I cut them for jars all the time.

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  2. Zinnias are very hardy and you should see a lot of butterflies too! Good choice.

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  3. Zinnias are one of my favorite summer flowers, and I plant ours from seed, thus getting a wide variety. One favorite is Purple Prince zinnia, others are heirloom Whirligig mix in subtle colors and Button Box mix, all from Lake Valley Seed. Your photos show beautiful zinnias.

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  4. Thanks for your visit to my blog and leaving a sweet comment for Carla on Spotlight. Now I have found your blog and became a new follower. Thanks for stopping by.
    Kris

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  5. I love zinnias. Back in the day I belonged to a Community Farm and each week we were allowed to pick a certain number of stems. I loved the zinnias and globe amaranth. Whenever I see these flowers it brings back old memories of summer and young motherhood.

    I'm glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Hoping that you feel much better yet.

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  6. I think my favorite too...yours are lovely!

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  7. *Prettttyyy* They look like daisies, but more colorful!!

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  8. Your zinnias are quite lovely, they look happy! Can flowers be happy? I don't see why not, anyway they made me smile!

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  9. Your zinnias are so pretty! They're probably my favorite summer flower. They're so happy!

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  10. I need to replace our rhodedendrums (the former owners did not plan for space, at all!) and our dying Asian lily. Zinnias look like just the thing to plant! I love how colorful and bright they are.

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  11. You definitely have a green thumb. I've never had good luck growing zinnias, but after seeing yours I want to try again. These are beautiful, and I love the idea of having them for cut flowers in the house.

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  12. They are beautiful. I hope your tooth feels much better soon! Hugs!

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  13. Hi,
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    I love Zinnias too. I have some blooming in our garden. I also like Sunflowers.
    Carla

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  14. Love zinnia's, and they play so nicely in our summer heat.

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  15. Zinnias are so cheery! Every summer I tell myself I'm going to plant some but forget to. I'm lovin' Limelight hydrangea lately. We just planted 3 more shrubs, now to keep them watered .:)

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  16. Very pretty and what a nice variety of colors too!

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