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#SOL Tuesday: Zinnias are my favorite!

My happy zinnias!

I fell in love with zinnias the year I was planning my wedding. My anniversary is at the end of July, so when planning floral arrangements, I learned that zinnias were a colorful choice that bloom at that time in the northeast. My wedding was an outside, garden wedding and the zinnias were perfect.

Every year I tried to grow them, however, I never had any luck! I would get a few that would bloom very late in the summer, but it would never equate to all the seeds I had planted.

Last year we moved to a new house. There is different soil and a lot of sun. I tried, like every other year for the last decade, to plant a bed of zinnias. This year I had success! I love their happy little faces bobbing in the breeze. They look like summer to me. I love that when you cut them, more shoot off the stem.

Pumpkin spice is out now (and I do love pumpkin anything), but for now I’m going to soak up the sunshine, what’s left of summer break here in New York, and enjoy my zinnias. Fall can wait.

I love the symmetry of zinnias. My wedding invitations were designed with the same pattern.
Writing a slice of life on Tuesdays and feeling grateful for a chance to sit and write about life.

4 thoughts on “#SOL Tuesday: Zinnias are my favorite!”

  1. Fall CAN wait – especially with beauty like this surrounding you. I’m not the greenest thumb around, so I usually have to keep myself content with gardening vicariously through others. Those zinnias are beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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  2. Zinnias are some of my favorite flowers for the same reasons you cited – color, reblooming, and toughness – they last right up until a hard frost here in Wisconsin. I love them! And, so do many butterlies! So happy you were successful this year with your zinnia plantings! Do you have a favorite? The last couple of years, my favorite variety is Purple Prince – looks a lot like your photo!

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