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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Changes ~

Now that autumn is here it is time to spend a little time thinking back about the summer garden and what changes I will make next year.  The first thing that comes to mind are Zinnias.

 
Early in summer I found these packages of Zinnia seeds in a variety of soft colors, with a preponderance of pink shades; just what I wanted!
 

 
I was thrilled with the results. They bloomed through most of the season and stood up well to the heat, and in fact they are still blooming.
 

 
I love these happy, easy to grow flowers that sprout so readily from seed.
 
 
 
 
And that is one of the major changes I will make in my summer garden next year...

 
I will plant a lot more Zinnias! I have come to the conclusion that  I simply can't have too many.
 
 
 
 
So much joy and so easily come by.
 
Thank you for visiting, I hope you have some flowers in your day.
 
 


14 comments:

  1. The pink zinnias are lovely. I've never raised them but I think that's one thing I am going to grow next year.

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  2. I must take a page from your garden book and plant Zinnias next year too. They give such wonderful colour and are great cutting flowers.

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  3. do you cut them for inside the house? what stunning. brillant. colors!

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  4. Spring here so that has prompted me to go and get some zinnias. I did have some last year and they were wonderful.

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  5. I love zinnias in my summer garden...mine are still blooming strong as well...I keep all the flower heads...well...not ALL of them...and use them for next year...such fun!

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  6. Zinnias are definitely favorites at our house too. Love your pics.

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  7. Your Zinnias are beautiful! They are such a hardy, yet beautiful plant and I am so pleased you shared them. Hugs, Gayle.

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  8. I agree with you- Zinnias are great in the garden and those colors are beautiful. It is an old fashioned flower that my Grandmother Georgia grew and having them makes me feel closer to her. She has long ago gone on to Heaven to grow Zinnias there.
    Lovely blog. I really enjoy it.
    Linda

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  9. Oh, I love zinnias too. I've never tried growing them though...perhaps next year :)

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  10. Hello from France!How wonderfull are your flowers pictures!They seem like paintings...I like zinnias too, they have very nice colors.

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  11. I didn't know you could pick one color like that! ANd I never think that far ahead! Haha! I agree. You can't have too many! Gorgeous!

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  12. I have not had flowers from seed in a long time. May try it next year. Yours did very well.

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  13. I love zinnias, I have a few in my garden as well.

    Simply beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday.

    Your comment at my PINK Post is always appreciated.

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. I love zinnias too and plant them all through my garden. My favorite is State Fair. They are tall and look so good against a fence with their giant blossoms. Mimi

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