One of my favorite summer flowers.......the zinnia!
Folks who have success raising them tell me how EASY they are to grow. They don't grow for me.....even though I LOVE them.
So. . .I have to rely on the kindess of others to SHARE a bouquet with me!!!
My mom was the Zinnia Queen. She had big ones and little ones and they were all different colors. . .almost always started with the dried seeds from the previous season. When I visited her in the summer, she would send me home with a huge batch of them to enjoy.
Since they are usually going strong around my summer birthday time, my buddy Bonnie has frequently given me a beautiful arrangement from her zinnia patch as part of my birthday gift!
This picture is from 5 years ago. Bonnie shared these gorgeous zinnias with me AND that vintage Rodney Kent hammered aluminum pitcher were in!! I keep it displayed in my kitchen all the time!!
What t was I thinking with that hairdo? :)
This year Bonnie didn't plant zinnias !!!! Boo Hoo!!!
However, yesterday I was visiting my neighbor and she was showing me her flowers and I FLIPPED when I saw her zinnias. . . .
and she picked a bouquet for me!!!
She also gave me a tomato plucked fresh from the vine!
I don't grow tomotoes either!
I put the zinnias in one of my mom's vases. . . .
THE STONE RABBIT was wondering what are you favorite summer flowers?
I love so many of them, but these are the top of my list. . .they remind me of my childhood and my mom's love of gardening.......a skill she did tried to pass on to me, but it didn't take. :)
Happy PINK Saturday to all of you!
Be sure you pay a visit to Beverly's blog HOW SWEET THE SOUND. You will find a lot of other bloggers ready with their weekly shares!!