Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Z is for Zinnias

Z is for Zinnias

Zinnias are a common annual grown here in Texas. They are a popular garden flower that grow in full sun and can tolerate the extreme heat of the summer.

Native to the American southwest and Mexico, zinnias are noted for single blooms on long stems. The range of bright colors ~ orange, pink, yellow, red, purple, lilac, fuchsia, and white ~ are as festive as a Mexican fiesta.

Zinnias are the perfect cutting flower. A handful of cut zinnias simply placed in a ceramic pitcher is a common summer sight around our home.

Thank you, Mrs. Matlock, for hosting Alphabe-Thursday for the past 26 weeks. It's been great fun! Click here to find a list of other Letter Z posts.

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