Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Nothing Makes Me Happier Than.....







Zinnias.
$5 worth of seeds.
A profusion of delight.

Z-           any
I-    mpulsive
N-        atural
N-    ostalgic
I-    ncredible
A-         nnual
S-           eeds

34 comments:

  1. Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers, too! I plant some every year, somewhere in the yard. Did you know that once upon a time they were the state flower of Indiana? Do you save your seeds for next year? I've done it for years, quite easy. Just try the flowers indoors, hanging upside down. The seed is attached to the petal on the end. I mark the flowers with clothespins, and then I can get a good mix of colors and not end up with a whole bunch of just one color like you can when you buy a packet from the store. Thanks again for sharing!

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  2. I love Zinnias too.... I grow tons of them every year from seed. I even grow them in the veg garden for cutting and bring inside. My favorite is the "Envy" a lime green one. I LOVE the "spikey" petal ones you have! I'll have to look for some of those next year.

    ~Chris

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  3. Those are just beautiful!!!

    Makes me scratch my head??? Why haven't I planted any of these???

    Next year for sure!

    So pretty!

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  4. those and cosmos... some of my fave happy flowers. My most fave ever....black-eyed Susans. Gorgeous pictures. I still don;t have a camera!!

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  5. Zinnias are a pink chicken's dream flower! Lots of color for little dollars :)

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  6. Jayme,

    Of course your _Z_any, _I_mpulsive, _N_atural, _N_ostalgic, _I_ncredible,
    _A_uthentic _Self_ loves zinnias. They are YOU in flower form! :D

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  7. This year I bought small zinnias and most of them are purple. But I love Zinnias.

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  8. They shore are purdy. law.

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  9. Why, oh Why, didn't I plant those seeds I bought this year!!!!!! They're going in the ground next spring and I bet they'll sprout just fine. Zinnias remind me of my childhood. Thanks for the memory today.

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  10. I couldn't agree with you more!! While I don't have half as many as you do, I'm in love with the ones I have. It is a love affair that started many, many years ago with my grandmother's garden.

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  11. Do you know what they look like if you put them in an "oven," 100degree days? My row along the fence look kinda :o( The four o"clocks are making it though!

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  12. I love zinnia too. I always plant some. This year I have given up on them. It has been so dry and now super hot too! Even my weeds are wilted!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  13. Yours are gorgeous. Mine are coming along - but just so-so. Not nearly as breathtaking.

    Enjoy!

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  14. Zinnias are my favorites too...at least for ease. I just picked some thing morning. Yours look lovely.

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  15. I love them, too. Didn't really discover them until the last couple of years. Mine are dead - in the Texas drought. I'll just have to enjoy yours! Beautiful!

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  16. I love your flowers, just breathtaking!
    I love all flowers, I once had a flower garden. . . but now I live where the deer love my flowers too and they're hungry deer very hungry deer. . . is it Wednesday. . . is it Wednesday yet Ü

    (honestly, is janie fox with the beautiful grandbabies reallllllly camera-less. . .say it isn't so!)

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  17. I love, love, love Zinny's as my mama called them. They are my favorite flower. The first seed I planted in my own flower garden as a newly wed and here 45 years later, I'm still planting them every single summer.

    Jayme, your a keeper!

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  18. Gorgeous indeed!

    All the zinnia color is bound to cheer us up from all this obressive heat!

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  19. I love Zinnias too. They're cheap, easy to grow (in Texas)and add so much color to the yard. Your pictures were really pretty.

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  20. The zinnias are breathtaking. Do you think they will also grow in northern Europe? I think I should try them next summer ;)

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  21. My favorite, too! Yours look beautiful and I love how you planted them as a border. Your garden is just lovely!

    ~Julia

    PS: You look GREAT!!

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  22. Zinnias are just so freaking happy.

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  23. BEAUTIFUL! What variety of Zenias are these?

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  24. Zinnias are my love language, Keep. Your fo-toes are dreamy!

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  25. This just makes me want to cry. Your zinnias are so beautiful! Mine are darn near burnt to a crisp. Yesterday Topeka, KS (near where I live) had it's 4th highest temp on record at 112. The 3 other higher temps were all in 1936-Dust Bowl- 2 at 113 and one 114. It's been a tad hot here lately. It's SUPPOSED cool down to the low to mid 90's starting tomorrow for a while. We'll see. Weathermen are a little sketchy ;)

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  26. Love, love, LOVE Zinnias.... a must have for our garden every year!!!!

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  27. He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His day's, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand's....., Isaiah 53;10....., and you can see it has, I believe the Lord has blessed you with a Gift and I'am so glad he has, because you are a blessing to me everytime I look at a picture of your Garden's. Thank you.

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  28. Beautiful flowers but there are no holes in the leaves! Where are your earwigs and Japanese beetles? Aren't you helping to keep the insect population alive? Nancy

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  29. I like tulips and great choices on your house colors. Waiting for your the last result, i hope you share as soon as possible.

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  30. I love zinnias, but mine never do well. Any secrets to growing them?

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