They are grown in fertile humus rich and well drained soil in an area with full sun. Only dahlias and perhaps roses can compete for size of bloom intensity of color and showiness.
Zinnias can grow in almost any climate except frost.
Zinnias flower garden. Leaves are pale to mid green. Garden zinnia zinnia elegans garden zinnias are disease susceptible. Zinnias are popular garden flowers because they come in a wide range of flower colors and shapes and they can withstand hot summer temperatures and are easy to grow from seeds.
They are the parents of a number of beautiful varieties. Garden zinnia plants can range from 6 to 60 inches in height. The art work was made from color copies cut and pasted onto paper painted with gouache or fabric.
The zinnia a flower for all gardens a little history and some growing instructions few plants offer the dazzling array of color choices and large flowers that characterize the zinnia family. Zinnia s flower garden is not only a story but also a good science informational book for elementary school. Sow them in well drained soil where there s full sun and lots of summer heat and you ll have tiny seedlings in days with flowers powering up in just a few weeks.
Zinnias pointy seeds shaped like little arrowheads require only basic garden prep to sprout. Since they re susceptible to frost you should wait until the last day of frost according to your local frost dates generally zinnias can be planted anywhere from zone 3 to zone 10 making it suitable for most hardiness zones. They are well known for the lavish variety of large flowers that they produce.
As summer fall and winter approach she has to do different things to keep her flower garden looking perfect. When you learn how to plant zinnias for your area you ll be able to add this popular annual to sunny areas that benefit from their perky blooms. The last pages contain a sunflower gardening project with step by step instructions and picture of the progress with the growing sunflowers.
The leaves of these type of plants are bristly oval. They will reseed themselves each year. She keeps a diary of what is happening in her garden how she is taking care of it and what she does about those weeds and little green bugs.
Zinnia flowers can create a massive burst of color in your garden so consider trying them this year. Zinnia plants her flower garden in the spring. Zinnias are annuals so they ll grow for one season and produce seeds but the original plant will not come back in subsequent years.
Zinnia flowers zinnia elegans are a colorful and long lasting addition to the flower garden. The zinnia asks very little of its garden caretaker and gives so very much. Zinnias come in a wide variety of flower shapes with stars daisies dahlias spiders buttons domes and quill leaf cactus shapes.
Flowers bloom in shades of orange pink purple red white and yellow and there are also bi color and tri color varieties. Daves garden planting zinnia flowers.