I know that I've already posted about my zinnias this summer, but I can't help posting about them again. They are seriously the hardest working flowers in my garden. The hardest working and I put the least amount of effort in them. I bought a couple of three dollar packets of seeds and just tossed them around in the flower bed. Barely worked them with in with a little hand tool. That's it. Took about 5 minutes of my time and they are definitely the show stoppers in my garden!
I bought two mixed seed varieties, not even any of the fancy one kind packets. I might try some of them next year, but I think you get less seeds in the packets. I've never tried saving zinnia seeds, does anyone do that? Does it work? I've been deadheading them, but leaving a few to go to seed because the finches seem to love them.
The red zinnias are crazy red. My camera didn't know what do with all that color. I even desaturated the red in Lightroom and they are still crazy bright!
For the next garden post, I'll try to share some of the limelight with some of my other flowers. It will be in two weeks, because part of my more sane blogging schedule means that on Wednesdays I alternate a book review and a garden post. This new schedule is so wonderful, I even found time to go to the gym this morning!