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Today’s Flowers: Zinnia

zinnia bud
I prefer zinnias before they are at full bloom, like in this opening bud. I planted these zinnias from seed (I started them in little containers outside my kitchen door in late spring). I got the seeds for free at the Highland Park Street Fair.

zinnias in my garden
Here they are in my garden, along with orange marigolds and white mums.

Today’s Flowers is hosted by Luiz Santilli Jr. Thank you, Luiz, for featuring flower followers who share photos in a fun fashion.

Today's Flowers

Ilana-Davita says

I quite like the buds too.

Lorri says

What stunning photos, from colors and contrasts to nature's beauty!

Gill says

great photos.......

Gill in Canada

Carletta says

There is so much detail in that little compact bud!
You have lovely flowers in your garden Leora.

ellen b says

Oh how deep and rich the colors are on this bush and flower! Just beautiful...

Lizete Vicari says

Lindas as Zínnias no Brasil
temos algumas variedades. Parabens pela escolha1
Um abraço. lili

G_mirage says

It must be a wonderful everyday sight in your garden...all the zinnias and other flowers you got are beautiful! Have a nice week!

Arija says

Very pretty, and the Marigolds sweeten the soil. Zinnias always remind me of my mother.

Fishing Guy says

Leora: What a beautiful trio of flowers you have shown in your garden.

Yen says

Interesting first flower shot!~Great captures too:)Mine is posted HERE. Happy TF~

jacob says

I tried growing Zinnias but they didnt grow. Too much shade.

Dulce says

So many beautiful colours. Nice garden!

Paz says

What a beautiful garden you have. I love that opening bud photo.


Denise BC says

Hi, Leora

Wonderful, a good crop, like a lot of gem, contribution excellent, thank you for sharing so much beauty.
hugs, Denise & Santilli

Ralph says

The top photo is great...I see a pinwheel spinning around the flower. Nice!

Denise says

Beautiful flowrs and a great photo. Thanks for sharing.

Jannie says

Zinnias are supposed to be easy but I messed them up every time I tried. Am bad with pentas, geraniums and bougainvillea. But I do great with spring bulbs, impatiens, pansies and lantana. Well, how can you not do great waith Lantana is a hot climate. Plant it, forget it and it grows.

2sweetnsaxy says

Funny, I haven't seen a zinnia in a while. Looking at that bud in the photo, it looks like a pretty button. :-)

Quietpaths says

Truly one of my favorites all time for their vibrant splash of color where ever they are planted. These are delightful - thank you!

magiceye says

lovely flowers indeed!

baila says

I feel very repetitious always commenting on your photographs and artwork and saying they are beautiful. But they are! And I do so enjoy your pictures.

Just so you should know, if I DON'T comment on one of your photos or paintings, it's because of time limitations, not because I don't think it is really good.

I promise that if you put something up that is really bad, or speaks to me in a different way, I will comment.


I love this blog

Leora says

Jannie, I enjoyed hearing about your flowers.
Baila, how sweet of you! (what am I going to put up that's bad? I put up paintings that are kind of feh and people still like them).

Thanks everyone, always, for all your comments.

East Gwillimbury WOW! says

I didn't plant zinnias this year but your photos make me wish I had! They are so cheerful. ;-)

Michelle says

So very pretty. We have had a frost here and in some locations a freeze. But I still hear insects at night, so not all the pond life is gone..

hihorosie says

We grew some zinnias too and I love them best when they are a bud b/c it's so interesting.


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