"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Zinna's

I suppose we'll be saying 'buh-bye' to the flowers soon as we're now enjoying a chill in the air.
This was my Zinna patch this year.

I love Zinna's.
These are Persian Carpet Zinna's from Bakers Creek.

They are described as a "stunning....brilliant heirloom..."

They are pretty, but I can't say they took my breath away! I was expecting BIG Zinna's. I suppose if I would have paid more attention to their description, I would have noticed they grow to about a 2" diameter. They were plentiful though, and made a nice flower patch.

I do have some seeds left over so I'll throw them somewhere next season.
Anyone have a favorite variety Zinna? Share!

Oh yes, and PS, Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary to my Hubby :) Nothing special going on! Just picking apples and picking more apples! We lead an exciting life - yes, I know! What, *thinking....* it is 3 years, right? Yes, 3 years.


Vanessa said...

I love zinnias! I made a similar mistake this year. I bought cut and come again zinnias thinking they would be larger but most of them were about 2-3 inches. Oh well small flowers are pretty too!

Unknown said...

I enjoy zinnias but last time I planted some they took off like wildfire. This year my big accomplishment was my morning glory vine. Im so sad to see things start to go as it cools off.

Susan said...

I love how colorful they are--I plant rows of zinnias just to be amazed at them.
I just finished reading "The Language of Flowers" and it's eerie that you did a post on zinnias because their meaning is "I mourn your absense." Just how I'm feeling this month with Kelly's birthday approaching. Love you, XOXO

meemsnyc said...

I love zinnias too. Happy Anniversary.