Saturday, July 9, 2011

It's Zinnia Season!

Hey everyone-Summertime means Zinnia time! I love all flowers but zinnias are my favorite for cutting. It's always fun waiting to see what colors bloom and the random bouquets are beautiful!

I walked outside to find this:

And thought I'd cut some for the kitchen table.
I started this patchwork topper a while ago, just wanted something colorful and
originally thought I'd make a small quilt for the foot of the bed. 
I haven't finished it yet, but think I like the bright colors in the kitchen!
Have a happy day:@)

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63 comments:

  1. wowza! they're really beautiful!

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  2. Oh, I love zinnias - these are beautiful! Such gorgeous color.

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  3. love zinnias too....i have some in my garden too...always a summer favorite..i LOVE your little patchwork table topper and the vase you have them in....so cute !!!

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  4. I think Blogger is buggy again. Several attempts to comment on different blogs took forever. I love zinnias, too, for their colors. The patchwork square looks great on the kitchen table. xo,

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  5. The different colors of zinnias are so much fun! :D

    Great post.

    ~Ricki Jill

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  6. Lynn,
    Zinnias are a favorite of mine as well. I will be cutting some a little later today!
    Carol

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  7. For some unknown reason, I didn't get my Zinnias in this year. Makes me sad. Thanks for sharing yours though..they are beautiful. Love your vase and patchwork...they all work together so well!

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  8. Shoot! Lost my comment.

    I love zinnias. They are so happy and so easy to grow. Even I can grow them. That's saying something.

    My other comment was better, but I lost it.

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  9. oh how pretty!!! I have never tried to grow them myself. The nursery around the corner grows a huge patch of them and I usually go up there and cut my own ~ for a few bucks! Next year I will try to grow my own. Remind me.. lol.
    Have a great weekend.

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  10. Oh how pretty, love the bouqets they make! I got mine in late so they have not bloomed yet...but soon!

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  11. They're sooo pretty... Do they like full sun??

    DI

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  12. These are some of my favorites, too, Lynn...yours are just beautiful.
    I do love your patchwork..very cheery.

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  13. I LOVE zinnias. So pretty and remind me of my mother.

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  14. Your zinnia's are beautiful. I love how you've planted them in a large group. Mine are scattered all of over, a space thing I guess. Happy Saturday!

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  15. I don't have a single zinnia in my garden -- shame on me -- these are such fun colors for the summer. Joni

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  16. Your zinnias are divine. I admire zinnias, the colors are a bit different, unusual pinks and salmons and lilac, etc.

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  17. Zinnas are such a beautiful flower. All the colors are gorgeous. I remember my Mom used to grow rows of them where I grew up.
    Ann

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  18. These photos are fantastic! Love the colors!

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  19. Hi Lynn! Oh, I just love Zinnas too! Those are some very pretty ones. I used to grow them but they don't do too well here.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. gorgeous
    my mom always had zinnias
    for some reason we never planted them...i think next year they will be on my list :D
    BEAR HUGS
    ~victoria~

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  21. Oh, so cheery :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

    P.S. love the quilt tablecloth too :)

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  22. wow,, those colors just opo,, lovely patchwork,, it shows them off just beautifully

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  23. Love zinnias and all the colors...especially the green envy ones (have you tried these?), they look so great with bright pink!

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  24. Lovin your Zinnias!! WIsh I had remembered to plant some! Knew I forgot something...life has been crazy :/

    Have a great weekend!
    *hugs*deb

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  25. Wow, these are gorgeous. I wish I could be this successful. Thanks for sharing the beauty! ~ Sarah

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  26. Lynn,
    I agree! I love zinnias too - so much fun and variety, but the bunnies love them better.....used to grow them just like you did. Especially the "Cut and Come Again", lots of bouquets with them, as their name suggested!j
    The bouquet is happy and summery!

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  27. I also love zinnias! They are so pretty and bright. Your photos show such lovely colors.

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  28. I adore zinnias!! And your quilt looks nice as a table topper. I have some dahlias growing, but no zinnias, so I have to get mine from the farmers market this year.

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  29. Beautiful Zinnia's. They are so much fun! Love cutting and making arrangements. Thanks for sharing!
    Mindy
    (http://theebullientgardener.blogspot.com)

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  30. What a pretty post. I just wrote a note in my Aunt's bday card that memories of her zinnias inspired me to start gardening... Love 'em! Your quilt is the perfect backdrop too!
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  31. Your zinnias are gorgeous, suc pretty colors....Christine

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  32. Pretty! I didn't grow any with such gorgeous colors this year. I tried a speckled one. It's fun, but not very bright. Love your little quilt topper too.

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  33. Cute! My mom bought me Lilliput seeds and I loved them mixed in w/my zinnias.

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  34. These zinnia and your quilt are gorgeous! I didn't know the zinnia bloom in different colors. That's so pretty and what a surprise! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  35. Zinnias are so cheery! Love them with your patchwork topper!

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  36. One of my favorites as well. Such sturdy and cheerful blooms!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  37. I never gave a zinnia a second thought until last year. My hairdresser told me about a showy variety called California zinnias. I am "in love"!

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  38. Lovely zinnias, so pretty and colourful.
    They would brighten any day for certain.
    Bon dimanche
    Maggie

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  39. Your zinnias are stunning - and I saw your recipes for chipped beef & biscuits - 2 American meals I miss while living in London - yum!

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  40. These are such bright, happy flowers! You show them off so beautifully!
    They are my favorite summer flower!
    xo Yvonne

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  41. My granny always planted zinnias. I have a special place in my heart for them and they like the hot weather! YeeHaw!

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  42. What a wonderful assortment of colors.

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  43. Lynn, I just love Zinnias; they're so cheerful. So glad you shared these for Seasonal Sunday!

    Denise

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  44. Your zinnas are so beautiful, Lynn. I love colorful bouquest such as this. Your patchwork table top is very pretty!

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  45. Beautiful! Zinnia's are one of my favorites, love those colors!

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  46. Your zennias look great against the patchwork back drop.

    I actually am having some success with my flowers. I photographed some zennias tonight. I was wondering if you could cut them for bouquets. I guess you answered that.

    Do you have to cut them at a certain place?

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  47. They are so pretty! I might try planting some for summer this year too. Those colours would be sure to brighten up everyone's day!

    Best wishes for a wonderful week,
    Natasha.

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  48. Thanks for stopping by -- I love the patchwork, both your topper and the colorful zinnias.

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  49. Zinnia's are so cheery! We grow them cuz threy're easy!

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  50. Absolutely beautiful colors! Love your patchwork topper as well :)

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  51. I'm with you, zinnias scream SUMMER. I've never had much luck growing them, but yours look spectacular.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  52. So pretty. I love em too. Love the table topper too :)

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  53. Your quilt project makes a great tablerunner and the zinnias are just perfect with it.

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  54. They really do make the best cut flowers for pretty bouquets, and I love that vase you have them in too! :)

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  55. Zinnias are workhorses in the garden that need very little care...love your table topper!

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  56. Lynn, You've made a very colorful and very pretty bouquet. I like your quilt too!
    Blessings, Beth

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  57. Such gorgeous colors. I bought some orange plants at the garden center this year. Maybe I should have bought seeds and grown my own. Maybe next year.

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  58. Every summer when I see all the beautiful zinnias I say next year I better get some. Still no zinnias! They look super on the quilt topper. Jean

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  59. I'm popping over from Bloomin' Tuesday--finally I'm getting around to visiting everyone! Your zinnias are lovely; I always say I'm going to plant some for cut flowers. It sure seems like they are good ones for the table centerpiece.

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