Thursday, September 20, 2012

Zinnias and Butterflies

Why plant zinnias?

1. You can plant them from seed. For a couple of dollars, you can have flowers all year

2. They're pretty tough. Most of my zinnias survived drought and 100+ degree weather.

3. They attract butterflies!! Lots and lots of butterflies.

4. They also attract goldfinches eager to eat the seed.

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  1. Great video! I grow zinnias every year in pots. They are the best bang for your buck around! Cosmos are great, too. :o)

  2. I am in total agreement about Zinnias. I think my favorite are the 'Orange Profusion', which make a decent groundcover.

  3. I love the 4 bullet points! I didn't know the goldfinch point. Thanks!

  4. Love zinnias, the best flower for lots of color.

  5. Zinnias always just make me smile! Thanks.

  6. Thanks for the comments, y'all! :)

    Sorry for the belated reply.

    Jason, I like the idea of using zinnias as a groundcover, but since they are annuals, do you leave the dead plants in the winter to provide protection against weeds and then incorporate them into the soil in the spring?

    I love growing annuals, I just don't like the bare ground in the winter that gives weeds an opening to invade.


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