Saturday, August 23, 2008

Zinnias in August

These zinnias are almost five feet tall near my front entry in Provo, Utah

Provo, Utah has a harsh, hot and dry summer climate, but with a little water and care, flower gardens bloom profusely. These cosmos and zinnias were planted as seeds directly into the garden. They generally outperform transplanted plants obtained from a nursery.

Zinnias, grown directly from seed, produce spectacular flowers in the latter part of the summer and early fall and they require very little care. They are susceptible to powdery mildew and when young are targeted by slugs and snails.

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