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 …


 All About Zinnias:

  • Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, grow quickly, and bloom heavily. They make a massive burst of color in your summer garden.  Zinnias have bright, solitary, daisy-like flowerheads on a single, stem.
  • Zinnias are grown from seed; they grow very quickly in the right conditions. Zinnias do not like to be transplanted.
  • Zinnias require full sun with a minimum daylight temperature of 60 degrees F.
  • Zinnias need moderate soil moisture and light fertilizing
  • To have bushier-shaped zinnia plants, pinch off an inch or so from the tips of the main stems while plants are still young

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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16 thoughts on “Z is for Zinnia

  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 🙂


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