Monday, September 21, 2009

Zinnias, Part 2

Zinnias are such a long lasting flower. Unlike other types of annuals, the blooms seem to last for weeks. They also make the prettiest bouquets. I haven't actually counted up the number of different colors of zinnias that I have this year; but my variety is wonderful. There are so many different shades of pinks, reds, and oranges. In the next few days I will begin collecting seeds from all of them; sorting them by color and storing them in brown paper bags in the garage until next spring.

The bees are even enjoying them:

And in black and white, you can really admire their texture:


Kar said...

Love Zinnias! They are my new favorite after planting them this year for the first time!

How do you go about saving the seeds? When do you know when they are ready to save seeds? Thanks for your help.

the ungourmet said...

I have lots of zinnias in my garden for the first time ever. They were a gift from Molly of A bit o' shine. She sent me some seeds. I just love them. They're such darling flowers! I think it's amazing that one plant can have different colored flowers on it!

The Library Lady said...

As I said yesterday, they remind me of my parents. Today they remind me of my Granny. Granny and Grandpa (God Rest) had a 200 acre farm and when some of the fields would not be planted Granny would sow wildflower seeds as well as Zinnias. I remember having the most wonderful Easter Egg hunts in Granny's field of wildflowers. Thanks for sharing.

The Library Lady
"Take surprise and delight in the little things"