We grew lots of zinnias last year and gave away lots of bouquets. When seeds from last year started coming up all over the place in the garden, I knew we were going to have even more this year. So, I decided to count them and keep a record of how many I picked.
To date, since May 4th when I cut the first ones, I have picked 1,200!! I cut them with long stems, so I sacrifice a few buds in the process. But zinnias thrive on being cut.
This large pitcher contains fifty zinnias and uncounted marigolds.
This year I am selling zinnias to friends and making a little gas money for our upcoming trip.
Here are just a few of the ones that really caught my eye.