Posts Tagged ‘zinnias’

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Only two words . . .

July 1, 2014

welcome july

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Mood-Changer: vibrant flowers

November 9, 2011

Flowers bring cheer to dull landscapes, gloomy rooms, and grey days like nothing else. A modest pot of vibrant blossoms is all it takes to make an impact. Set against an ordinary lawn and shrub in and around the garden, on a patio, front porch or indoors is an instant mood changer.

Even when the sun doesn’t shine, it’s difficult to be anything but cheery while looking at these brilliant flowers through my westerly windows. Except for the zinnias which I’ve enjoyed all summer, waiting for the mums and azaleas to bloom was well forth the anticipation.

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What Lies Beneath

May 5, 2010

Look what I found beneath the fading chrysanthemums (paludosum). Acorn seedlings!

Both must come out:  The acorns because I don’t want a forest and the chrysanthemums because they’re a winter annual that are dying off. The chrysanthemums are volunteers. I love that about them. Every winter the garden’s entrance is edged with free, daisy-like waves.

I have a hard time letting go of flowers, even spindly ones. (I can’t face the fact that I’m not a flower goddess with magical powers that enables flowers to last forever.)

I am hosting a small wedding here at the end of May. This is forcing me to let go, and fortunately, I found a bargain on zinnias with similar daisy-like appearance and growth habit.

I’ll plant them this weekend, just as soon as I yank out those gosh-darn acorn seedlings.

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