Saturday, September 19, 2009

Zinnias, Part 1

In September it seems like my flower gardens are at their best. One of my favorite flowers this year are my zinnias. A couple of years ago I was at my brother, Pat's, house admiring his zinnias. They were a larger variety, and he had so many different colors. I asked him if he would save me some of the seeds. That fall he presented me with a quart sized baggie filled with zinnia seeds. The following year I started some of the seeds, and enjoyed his zinnias all summer long. This year I came across the baggie of seeds, and wondered if they would still be any good. It was too late in the year to start them in pots, so I just sprinkled zinnia seeds all over one of my flower beds. As you can see from the picture, the seeds were obviously still good. It is now time for me to start saving seeds from these flowers for next year.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! And frugal too. :-)


Jennifer D said...

Lovely Zinnias!

The Library Lady said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of my Mom and Dad (God Rest). They planted Zinnias every year. Thanks for sharing.