Benary’s Giant Salmon Zinnias: Garden Favorites!

Zinnias were among the first flowers that I ever grew, or had even seen growing in a garden. Having grown up in the middle of the city, I wasn't familiar with the concept that people had "gardens". It is for this reason that I'm so fond of Benary's Giant Salmon zinnias. They were the very…

Harvest: More Benary’s Giant Zinnias from the Cut Flower Garden

One of my favorite things about the arrival of summer, is planting zinnias. No matter how many seasons go by, I am always eager to start my zinnia seeds and get my plants into the ground. With their extremely fast growth, they are quick to reward growers will armloads of flowers that can be used…

Benary’s Giant Scarlet Zinnias in the Cut Flower Garden

In continuing to update the blog with photos of the multitudes of zinnias that I'm growing this year - we come to the Benary's Giant Scarlet zinnias! I'll be the first to admit that red flowers aren't really my favorite. They can be really harsh looking in cut flower arrangements, and not many people seem…

Dahlia and Zinnia Progress Since Planting

Don't get me wrong - I like a weed free garden as much as the next person. Often times, however, it just isn't realistic. With so many commitments to work and whatever these days, I feel like I would be a major fraud if I showed you a perfectly grass free dahlia bed. Now that…

In Bloom: ‘Benary’s Giant Lilac’ Zinnias in the Cut Flower Garden

One of the more disappointing aspects of not having a legitimate flower farm is that I never seem to have enough space. While, I'm extremely thankful for the space that I do have - I just wish that I had a little more. This is especially true when the time comes to plan which varieties…

How to Grow Zinnias from Seed

Zinnias are one of my absolute favorite flowers in the cut flower garden. When it comes to how to grow zinnias from seed, it's pretty easy. Here in my yard, the zinnia flowers love my hot and humid weather. It's not uncommon for them to reach heights of 6ft, and to stretch taller than my…