Hi all– It’s Zinnia time and I really do love those pretty things, for so many reasons. I love their friendly, bright faces. They bloom and bloom after all the summer bloomers around here are done. They’re easy–just drop seeds under an inch of soil, wait about a month and you have flowers. And they like the hot weather here just as fall starts up. Plus they are prolific– Every 4 or 5 days I can go out and cut a big fistful to set in water on our table.
P.S.– And if you love sweet peas too– Now is a good time to plant them (here in CA) so you’ll have buckets of flowers all through the spring!