The Zinnias are coming!!!!Posted: July 6, 2012
This is a first look at this year’s Zinnia crop. I planted a bunch of varieties in my usual way of keeping very bad track of what kinds are planted where. I tend to do this with all my plants, it makes for nice surprises when plants start yielding vegetables or flowering, but it sure doesn’t make for very precise identification in my garden posts.
Last year I kept it very simple with some Cut and Come Again’s in the retaining wall bed and a packet of some kind of big or giant mix down by the bird feeders. I tried letting them go to seed and then collecting and re-using, but I don’t think it has worked very well. For documentation’s sake these are the varieties I planted:
Envy- 0 so far have bloomed, unless the pink and lime green ones are actually ENVY, but all online images show them totally lime green so I have doubts.
Bupeeana Giants Mix
Burpee’s Big Tetra Mix
Giant Flowered Mix
Zahara Starlight Rose
They are divided among 4 different beds, only 3 of which are blooming. The bed on the side of the house with the Starlight Rose in it is apparently slow or shy. It also seems like I didn’t get very many plants out of the seeds this year, not sure what I did wrong, perhaps lack of water for germination? It is early so maybe it will all be stupendous before August arrives. That is if the earth doesn’t combust from the scorching ridiculous crazy heat wave most of the USA is dealing with. Below is what has bloomed so far, with a few sunflower and rose pics thrown in.
- Zinnia Tower (sharonong72dmcihomes.wordpress.com)