Beginning last weekend our weather has been ideal! Spending time outside is just the best! Any time I am driving/walking back home or just walking around our yard the brightly colored Zinnias that are surrounded by other flowers...are blossoming! The Zinnias were started from seed, again this spring - three different sizes. However, this year new seeds were purchased.
An added plus to their presence is that the Monarch Butterflies are attracted to these gorgeous flowers on any side of our yard.
Again this year (as in the past) during the fall season, I'll save the Zinnia seeds, dry and store them to plant next spring.
That is one great tradition that I always...
The Butterflies that enjoy our Zinnias are Painted Lady Butterflies, not Monarch Butterflies. See Post "The Painted Lady" on August 28, 2012.~JG