Z is for Zinnia

I love flowers and I think Zinnias are one of the most beautiful of flowers.  As a girl I remember helping my mom plant Zinnias and other flowers in the garden. Her Zinnias always looked so pretty …


I ran across this very lovely poem and thought I would share.


Zinnias, stout and stiff,
Stand no nonsense: their colors
Stare, their leaves
Grow straight out, their petals
Jut like clipped cardboard,
Round, in neat flat rings.

Even cut and bunched
|Arranged to please us
In the house, in the water, they
Will hardly wilt– I know
Someone like zinnias: I wish
I were like zinnias.

~ Valerie Worth

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  1. These are totally stunning –
    I love the idea of ‘clipped cardboard’… so true.
    Isn’t it lovely the way we have special memories –
    that Zinnias always remind you of your mother and her green thumb (or ‘green fingers’, as we say over here!!)
    Emma 🙂


    1. Hi Emma! Thanks so much! Yes, I have some wonderful memories …it is so nice. Green fingers! 🙂 How neat! It is fun to hear the way we use different words to mean the same.


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