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Z is for Zippy Zinnias

Bright and bold, zinnias are an annual favorite for the home gardener. Grown from seed or nursery seedlings, zinnias make lovely borders, fillers or even cut flowers for decorative arrangements.

The most popular colors for zinnias include orange, pink, purple, red, white, and yellow.

Plant zinnias in the garden after all danger of frost has passed (usually after Mother’s Day in the northern hemisphere). Choose spots will full sunlight and rich, well-drained soil.

Here’s a bonus on these beautiful blooms. Zinnias attract butterflies to the garden.
Need more information on zinnias and annuals?

Check out these informative articles on zinnias and other annual flowers, published by a variety of garden writers.

Fun Flower Facts About Zinnias – Genie Walker
Here are some fun facts about zinnias, including their history, name origin, what zinnia means in the language of flowers, and planting instructions.

Poisonous Native Plant Perennials Found in Arizona – Tina Samuels
Take a look at the plant profiles of three poisonous plants found in Arizona: the Desert Zinnia, the Mountain Goldenbanner, and the Scarlet Milkvetch.

In Full Bloom: Full Sun-Loving Flowers – Linda M. McCloud

Do you love flowers? Do you have a yard that gets full sun, most of the time? I do. I find it extremely hard to find flowers that can handle full sun. But I did some research and found some that thrive in full sun. Exactly the kind made for my yard!

How to Make Your Yard Attractive to Hummingbirds – Karen Gros
Hummingbirds are one of nature's most fascinating creatures. We love to watch them but how do you attract them to your backyard?

Planting a Colorful Seasonal Garden – Christine Bude Nyholm
A successful garden can contain both annual and perennial plants. The perennials are staples, that come back every year, and make an excellent backdrop to the annuals, which are usually more showy and bright.

Annuals Vs. Perennials: Which will Work Best for You? – Jennifer Wagner
Learn everything you need to know about the difference between annual flowers and perennial flowers, and read about some of the most popular plants and flowers from each class.
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1 comment:

  1. Great collection of informative articles. I love zinnias and have some downstairs under a grow light, germinating and waiting for their chance to be planted outside.



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