Zinnias!

zinniasThe scorching days of August have done a lot of damage to my garden this summer, but my little pot of zinnias seems to be doing just fine!

I planted zinnias this year partly to celebrate the publication of my pal Franklin Abbott’s new book, Pink Zinnia: Poems and Stories and also to be sure there would be something in the garden whose blooms I could cut and bring into the house. My zinnias have not disappointed me.

No wonder this cheerful, hardy, long-lasting common annual has been a staple in southern gardens for generations! I’ll be growing zinnias every year from now on.

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