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…

Floret ‘Golden Hour’ Zinnia is a Beauty!

This year, I went absolutely bonkers planting zinnias. I bought so many different varieties of these easy to grow flowers that my friends and family were a little worried that I may need to join some kind of support group. My order on the floret website was no exception to my zinnia madness. In fact,…

Trellising / Staking Zinnia Flowers in the Cut Flower Garden

As most of you already know, I had major issues getting the garden started this year. In fact, I'm still really struggling with motivation. However, I did manage to make it outside today to lay down some trellis netting on one of the zinnia beds.  While I had originally planned to trellis all of the…

Zinnia Propagation: Rooting Zinnia Cuttings and Zinnia Stems in Water

My posts about zinnias are always some of the most popular ones on the blog. To me, it's no surprise. Zinnias are so easy to grow AND they're gorgeous. While there are several really pretty open pollinated varieties, seeds for some zinnia varieties can be pricey. It's for this reason that I've found an interested…

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…

Growing Zinnias from Seed for Cut Flowers – Easy Cut Flower Garden

Zinnias are one of the first flowers that I ever started growing. Growing zinnias each year is my favorite garden task! While some people write them off as "too easy", I absolutely cherish the zinnias that grow in my garden. Not only are the flowers gorgeous, but they're insanely tough. Here in Kentucky, they have…

Picking the Last Dahlias from the Garden – Pretend Cut Flower Farm

So, in my last blog post I said that I was going to start cleaning up the garden to get it ready for fall crops. I still haven't done that. I haven't even started. A pile of things that were way more important came up, and I had to just stopping worrying about it. I'm…