Tag Archives: Zinnia elegans

Wordless Wednesday – Zinnias & Cleome

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Silent Sunday – Monarch

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Silent Sunday – Side View

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In the Garden – August 15

My largest and favorite garden is my mixed border in the backyard, which we enjoy daily from our deck. The left side is annuals and the right is mostly perennials. Here is a slideshow of some of the highlights that … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Autumn Colors

This week, I share my next-to-last, pre-frost bouquet in my orange Blenko Glass vase, a perfect color for fall. This one is more of a ‘plonk’ job, but I think at this point all I wanted was to get all … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Autumn Orange

This week, I continue sharing the arrangements I made from flowers salvaged before our first frost. This one is my favorite of the bunch, a nice autumnal orange to welcome the first week of October. It is made with only … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Zinnias

A week ago, we had our first frost. Beforehand, I spent several hours in the garden harvesting what I could and ended up with five arrangements, the first of which I posted last Monday. Here is the second one, a … Continue reading

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In A Vase on Monday – Teddy Bear

A giveaway packet of seeds, which started blooming this week, yielded these cute little dwarf ‘Teddy Bear’ Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus ‘Teddy Bear’). Fluffy ray flowers make up most of the bloom, meaning less pollen for bees, but it is a … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Last Flowers

Frost has finished my annuals and the perennials are slowly following, as Nature pushes them into dormancy. Here I share the last arrangements I made before their demise. I put all the mixed zinnias (Z. elegans) into one vase with … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Leftovers

This past week, frost finally put an end to my tender annuals and the long months of pleasure they gave. Every potential bud and flower of Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ and ‘Tiki Torch,’ as well as Zinnias ‘Sprite,’ ‘Cactus’ and Double Cherry Profusion’ … Continue reading

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