I often get asked to recommend an easy to grow flower for small home gardens.
Without hesitation, I say Zinnias. All varieties.
Zinnias are one of the most joyful flowers in the garden.
They come in a rainbow of colors, varied petal shapes, and sizes.
I love them for their longevity in the garden and vase…for the way they attract skippers and butterflies and hummingbirds...
….because I can crowd them and they are forgiving and produce heavily….
….because they are the last bright spot in my garden as the chill of fall creeps in….
…but most of all because they make me smile:)