Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z is for Zinnia - One Last Flower on My Summer Wish List

The majority of my gardening revolves around perennials. However, I think it’s time for me to make room for zinnias. The Farmer’s Almanac had this to say:

Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, grow quickly, and bloom heavily. They make a massive burst of color in your garden.

How can I turn that down? You can read more and find pictures of them on the website here:

Farmer's Almanac - Zinnias

So, it looks like I’ll be shopping for them in May, when annuals can be safely planted in my part of the world. I’d better start a shopping list to make sure to look for all the vegetables and flowers I want to squeeze into my garden plots. Flowers are such a blessing, especially as a food for the incredibly important bee population.

Thank you to all who joined me on this alphabetical journey with the A to Z blog post. As you have read, I have big plans for May. What about you? Anything interesting in the works?

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16 comments:

  1. Zinnias are so very beautiful. I'd love to see photos of your garden.

    And thank you for visiting me at http://lovedasif.com and http://glamofgod.com. Am so very grateful we both made it through and though many dropped out, am grateful that many didn't.

    In May, I move from TX to MD, a change I really need. Most of May will be spent packing. I do look forward to following your blog. Thank you for all your kind remarks.

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    1. It's been a real pleasure reading both your blogs and I intend to continue. Blogging can be a lovely way to keep in touch long distance and I neglect that resource, something that needs to change. Your attitude inspires me and I hope you have a safe and as stress free a move as possible.

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  2. How lovely to be interested in gardening, I had a shared garden where I lived before but had to move 9 weeks ago. There is no garden here.
    I really enjoyed reading your post.
    Congrats on completing the challenge
    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm sorry you can no longer enjoy gardening but hope you love your new home all the same. Thank you so much for stopping by! And congratulations to you, as well. ~grin~ Best wishes.

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  3. I had not heard of that flower before. The photo was beautiful! Wouldn't mind some of those flowers growing around here!

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    1. I totally agree and want to purchase some! Thank you for visiting. I sure enjoyed your blog post earlier. Best wishes.

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  4. One of my favourite flowers! I have to say what a pleasure it has been following your blog.As soon as I'm back home from my short trip I will return to see what you are up to! As for me it'll be more of the same 'ole same 'ole!

    Keith's Ramblings

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    1. You're very kind and I totally agree. Please travel safely. And I object to your use of the words same 'ole same 'ole, my talented friend. What a joy to have been part of the A to Z challenge alongside you.

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  5. Thank you for sharing the website and spreading your love for gardening! It'll be a huge help in creating my garden. I might add a few fairies, if not sunbathing aliens. :)

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    1. Hahahahaha... That’s sweet of you to remember and mention my aliens. Unfortunately, those plants did not do well indoors. It seems I need God or Mother Nature's help with watering. Thank you for the awesome support.

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  6. Thank you so much for participating in the A to Z Challenge! You rock! Congrats on getting to the letter Z! Reminder: there will be an A to Z Reflections round on May 4th. There will be a Linky for it on the main blog, so please look for it there! Please post your reflections on the challenge, visit others, and catch up on the blogs you didn't have time to read!

    Team Macha, Helping Co-Host Czenge
    Maui Jungalow

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind word and for notice on the reflections round. Your efforts this month are greatly appreciated. That sounds like fun. Best wishes!

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  7. Butterflies like zinnias! Great choice for your Z entry and a summer garden. Congratulations on finishing your challenge!
    Nutmeg

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    1. I adore butterflies, too. And congratulations to you, as well! After a fun spring vacation, I'll be ready to come home and do some planting.

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  8. May is my birthday month so I am hoping to escape for a few days to a pretty little town somewhere not too far from home.

    Autumn is upon us and soon it will be winter, so I am looking forward to a fireplace and a glass of red wine.

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  9. Hi,
    I don't have a green thumb. When a plant sees me, they shrink and pray that I will pass by. But I do love Zinnias when I can look at them in someone else's garden.

    Congratulations on completing the Challenge and I look forward to reading the rest of your postings now that the challenge is over.

    Shalom,
    Patricia at Everything Must Change

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