Saturday, July 25, 2009
I'm growing Zinnias for Hospice again this year. They're perfect for me: varied, easy, prolific, and forgiving. And, good for Hospice: long vase life.
I'm growing the same types as before, but their behavior this year (when not totally drought-stricken) is wildly different. The large varieties are doing so much better that I'd think they were different plants. (They're actually from the same batch of seeds.) We watered them last year, but apparently, that doesn't compare to actual rain.
The only problem I'm having...
... besides Japanese beetles...
... is indecisive cropping.
Can't decide which looks best.
I have that problem a lot.
Gave up after one try on this Peppermint Stick variety.