Monday, July 31, 2006

Flowers straight from the Bed

If you look very, very carefully (as if, use a magnifying glass), you can see my teeny-tiny zinnias in my thrift-store pitcher. Sigh. As if finally getting my seeds in the ground on Memorial Day weekend wasn't bad enough, when my zinnias finally bloom they are, like, Miniature.
I am used to the Giant version. RED. ORANGE. PINK. Maybe I didn't look at the seed package well enough. Maybe there *are* such things as mini-zinnias, but I've never planted them before...
Oh, well. They are Dainty, fer sure. And they are MINE. I grew them my own self [if you know me, you know that's a pretty big thing]. And I had my cute pitcher to put them in.
If I look at it the right way, I can *really* congratulate myself. As in, "they don't have these in Australia right now"--because it is WINTER.

6 comments :

April 1930s said...

Very funny... you're better than me. Haven't hardly touched my yard. My hydrangeas are thinking I've all but abandoned them in this hot weather. Like the display.

littlejennywren said...

I love your mini Zinnias - tastefully understated. We have snow on all the mountains that surround our town, I wore a jumper(sweater) to bed last night. We don't have central heating and rely on our two slow combustion wood fires which normally are great but our woodman had truck trouble and we are very low on wood so its rather chilly. Maybe thoughts of your zinnias will warm me up.

G.L.H. said...

Mrs. April,
We can't do it all, can we? This is the very first year I have watered consistently. I usually have given up on my yard long before this...

Mrs. Jenny,
Thank you for your kind comments. Stay warm, and thank you for visiting!

plainandsimple said...

I think they look very "dainty". Your pitcher is beautiful.

Mrs. U said...

I just adore flowers- all shapes, sizes and colors!!! I have never seen mini zinnias, either. How wonderful that you have discovered them! :)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photograph!!

Oh, and I LOVE the paint color on your walls! What is the name of that color?

His,
Mrs. U

Rosa said...

They are lovely, regardless of thier size. Love your pitcher too!! Found yuo through April 1930s who I just found too. Just a night of meeting new folks!