Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our Zinnias

On a whim, we decided to plant these zinnias in a flower box with a few impatiens.
The selection wasn't great at the time we were purchasing, so we weren't sure if they'd do well.
Theses beauties have really shown off!
And they're so accommodating. My husband took a couple of dried flower heads and just stuck the seeds in the dirt that's in the box, and they sprung up almost immediately.
I'm keeping the seeds and having their "daughters" grow next year because they're good stock.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous!!! Where did you plant them? Do you know the name of them?
Love your site.

Tanya said...

Zinnias were my mother's absolute favorite to plant. She used to keep brown paper bags full of seeds from the previous year to plant in the spring. They always brought her a lot of joy and I'm sure they'll do the same for you!

Tracey said...

How gorgeous! How funny that you can just plant the whole flower head...I've heard Zinnias are ready self-sowers. I'll have to try them next year!

:) T

Janean said...

Tracey, thanks for stopping by!
My husband was raised on a farm, so it's "don't do anything to fussy/fancy, just plop them in the dirt. If they grow. Fine. If not? Oh well." lol!
I never cared much for zinnias b/c I remember the old kind whose petals were always diseased or bug-eaten. Not these hybrids!

Janean said...

Tanya, hello!
Yes, my mom loved them too.
I'll be keeping these little darlings for next year for sure.

Anonymous said...

Zinnias! They are the forgotten flower of the garden. They're easy to take care of and go well with so many other kinds of flowers.
These are beautiful.