Before I joined the community garden,  I didn’t give zinnias much thought.  They are nice to look at and come in many different colors.  Well that’s what I knew about them.

What I’ve learned is they attract the beneficials.  The beneficials will come because of the zinnias and then stick around to pollinate the vegetables.

I’ve also learned that the more you cut the blooms, the more they will bloom.  So during zinnia season, my house is filled with them.  I even planted some in my backyard garden.  Saturday I took a good look at them and it looks like there’s little flowers in the middle of the flower.  Quite a lovely surprise.



a flower within a flower

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