I’ve added zinnias to the list of things that can survive even my attempts at gardening. The zinnias have survived being planted in a bed that was water-logged so much this summer that I was surprised anything could survive. They also survived several hail storms and a few pounding rains.
I’ve had more blossoms off this day-lily plant this year than in previous years. I used to think the ruffly effect meant that the bloom had been damaged in the bud, but now think it may be a the way it is supposed to be. Anyone know?
This photo of my other variety of columbines is prettier than the real thing. I think I bought the originals based on what the bloom looked like photo. In reality, these columbines always remind me of Victorian half-mourning. If they ever fail to reseed themselves, I will manage to bear up under the disappointment.
I am a little embarrassed by these zinnias. I thought, when I grabbed the annual pack, that I was picking up marigolds. My gardening is all about the tried-and-true, survives even in Colorado. I hope the deer don’t like zinnias.