How to Grow Zinnias from Seed for an Unforgettable Cut Flower Garden

Since I first started growing flowers, a lot has changed. However, one thing which has remained constant is my love of zinnia flowers. Zinnias were the first flowers that I ever grew - eventually, leading to a full-on garden obsession. Though they are generally extremely easy to grow, I'm frequently asked how to get started.…

September Cut Flower Harvest from the Garden

This year, I intentionally added a lot of new-to-me flowers to the cutting garden. During my time making flower arrangements, I have quickly learned that variety is a major key to success. Let's take a closer look at some of the gorgeous flowers that I was able to pick from the garden.  Pictured above is…

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…

Queen Lime Orange Zinnias: First Time Success

Whenever I add a new variety of flower to my garden, I can't help but feel excited. This is especially true when it's something special like the Queen zinnia series. In this post, we'll be taking a closer look at the Queen Lime Orange zinnias.  The Queen series of zinnias are known for their unique…

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…

The Curious Case of Scabiosa Zinnias

Scabiosa flowered zinnias are beautiful. The first time I had ever seen a photo of them, I was automatically lured to their poofy looking crested blooms. Much like everything else on the internet, however, all that glitters is not gold. I've been growing these plants for about three seasons now - be ready to be…

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…

Last Seedling Update Before Transplant

As you know, I'm way behind in planting this year. By the time this post is live, everything will have already been transplanted into the garden. However, I did want to show these plant trays which we started using the winter sowing method. They're extremely eager to grow. As you can see, the petunias are…