You may remember that I just had to have my zinnia garden back. I had one before and it was a beauty. This year’s bed will rival that one. It’s huge. 82 State Fair zinnias are bound to take up a fair piece of real estate.
My niece Kathryn gave me a funny look when I said this was a low maintenance area.
Look at it this way:
- Mike dug out the area – a one time job.
- We planted the zinnias – one time a year job.
- Billy and George mulched – no work at all for me.
- Weeds – the occasional weed lifts right out.
- Watering – I set the sprinkler up weekly.
I was thrilled by the thumbs up from God when I walked outside one morning and He was pointing a sliver of morning sun on the first zinnia.
They are already blooming nicely and it will only get better. State Fair zinnias get 3-4 feet tall and blossom and blossom and blossom. Mine are spaced far enough apart to get air circulation so they are unlikely to have a serious mildew problem.
Do you want to know what else is blooming in the July garden? To see what other bloggers have blooming on the 15th of every month, visit May Dreams Gardens – Bloom Day for our Garden Bloggers’ Bloom day entries.