Monday, August 23, 2010

Pink Zinnias


Zinnia
Zinnia elegans
(ZIN-ya) (ELL-eh-ganz)

Zinnias having been doing well this year proving that they are heat and drought resistant. These pink Zinnias sure brighten up their little part of the garden. I am not sure which of the seemingly 100’s of cultivars available these particular flowers are. I usually judge Zinnias by their height and I would call this one a medium grower at about 12 to 18 inches. Zinnias can range from 6 inches tall to up to 48 inches. Growing the shorter ones is usually better as they don’t get all floppy but these pink ones seem to have pretty stout stems and haven’t needed staking.

Here is another picture of the guitar goddess, Orianthi. Taken at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, Massachusetts on Friday.

7 comments:

deepa said...

Good. Keep it up. From http://www.deccansojourn.com

Christine said...

Nice focus on those zinnias!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Wow, I never heard of her. Here's a youtube short clip of her amazing chops:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKHthNMoMzA

Nice zinnias, too!

Miss Kodee said...

I love Zinnies. Excellent job capturing their beauty.
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Kala said...

Gorgeous colors. Zinnias are often overlooked by nature photographers, thanks for sharing.

Trisha said...

Those zinnia might be one of the Magellans. These grew so nicely this season from a dead head swiped from a neighbors flower last year. I love the low growing habit combined with particularly large, bright blooms. A favorite for sure.

Trisha said...

The zinnia might be one of the Magellans. These grew so nicely this season from a dead head swiped from a neighbor last year. I love the low growing habit combined with particularly large, bright blooms. A favorite for sure.