Sunday, August 7, 2011

“Z” is for Zinnias

Zinnia mosaic

I am so happy with this flower bed.  It went from an eyesore in the spring when it was just a place that collected an old dilapidated burning barrel, left over stone from a project, a pile of weeds and some brush to a vision of colour and beauty.  It started with a good clean up and a load of triple mix.  My husband built me the obelisk.  It went in the centre.  Around it I started some seed from a packet of seeds from Renee’s Garden that contained a packet of scarlet runner beans called “Magic Beanstock” for the obelisk, Zinnia “Scarlet Flame” and Nasturtium “Summer Charm”.   Renee’s designed this packet to attract hummingbirds.  I am sure the hummys do enjoy it but it attracts me like a flame to a candle every day.   The Chipmunks have planted sunflowers in the bed and they give an extra boost of colour.  There is some perennials in here too but the annuals have been the star of the show.   Checkout Renee’s seeds at Renee’s Garden

Join us at Mary’s for another Mosaic Monday.    See you there.   Valerie

21 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

What a lovely looking garden. How did your scarlet runner beans grow? I didn't grow any this year and really miss them. The hummers loved the blooms and I loved the tasty beans.

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow Val. Love the bright colours in the garden. I can see why it would attract you everyday. Beautiful!!! Take care.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful flower bed! I love zinnias. The collage you made is beautiful also.

Pondside said...

Well, it's just gorgeous. I'll have to remember this when I'm looking for inspiration next spring. I crave those hot colours in summer, because we spend such a lot of the year with shades of blue and grey.

eileeninmd said...

What a gorgeous garden, I just love the zinnias. I am sure the hummers love your beautiful creation. Wonderful mosaic.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
I was drawn to the red zinnias the other day and took a couple of photos of them myself. Their vibrant colour sure makes that garden attractive.
Judith

ellen b. said...

Valerie! Your mosaic just pops! Love your Zinnias!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The colors are so vibrant! Beautiful zzzsss!!! ♥

Vee said...

It is putting on an amazing show and no wonder that you are attracted to it. It's a real wow of color!

Emily said...

Valerie I see why your so happy with the flower bed, its beautiful! Red is one of my favorite colors and the zinnias are lovely. Love the mosaic.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I have always thought of zinnias as the clowns of the garden...they are such friendly, happy flowers. They are always bright and kind of like show offs.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love those zinnias...they are such happy, bright and fun flowers...nothing fussy about them.

Bernie said...

Brilliant colour. That bed looks terrific with such bold bright colours.

Teagarden said...

Love the color!
Have a colorful week,
Markus

Mary said...

Your flower bed must be driving the hummers wild with their vibrant color!

Veronica said...

Hi Val. i havn't planted Zinnias in an age and these are so colourful and happy. Must put them on my seedlist again.


Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Sheila said...

your mosaic gets my vote for the cheeriest mosaic of the week. Zinnias are such amazing flowers. i will have to plant some again next year- you've inspired me!

Snap said...

Your zinnias are beautiful. I love Z's ... they are a happy flower, that grow in the heat and remind me of my Granny!

Beth said...

Hi Val, Your zinnia bed is lovely. I really like the obelisk. Love your blackberry seed lily in the prior post as well; mine are blooming also. Have a great week!
Beth

GrandmaK said...

Oh my how I love Zinnias. I Was in charge of the Zinnia garden when I was a child. I learned to take pride in "my" flowers at a very young age Thanx for the memories!!! Cathy

Sue ( Lavender Lady) said...

Wow! What a fabulous display. Sorry my comment is late in the week.