Friday, May 1, 2015

New Zinnia Planting Method


This spring I used a new method for planting my zinnia seeds.

Rather than planting the seed in rows or sections of color and variety,

I followed well known Arkansas gardening expert P. Allen Smith's method.


I mixed all of the seed together in a bowl and then planted.

The end result, which I will show you next week, is fun and and creates a wonderful mix of color.



 This video explains his simple method.


                                          


Growing Zinnias | At Home With P. Allen Smith




Have a blessed weekend friends!




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12 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Love this idea!

Marigene said...

I love their gorgeous colors in a summer bouquet...and they are so easy to grow!
Have a great weekend, Laura.

Terra said...

I plant zinnias from seed too and that is a good idea.

Katie Clooney said...

Great idea!! I bet it will be beautiful! Have a great weekend!

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I just love zinnias! They are beautiful. I guess I've always planted a mixed variety-- I don't recall ever having just one color.
When my oldest was about 1 year old I began planting them and every year I'd save seeds and next year we'd plant them. Like planting from her first year of birth...over and over.
I don't remember what happened, but somewhere around here are seeds from about her 15th or 16th year...in an envelope. waiting to be planted. :/

have fun with yours!

Deb said...

I love zinnias and I love mixing them up....can't wait to see yours...

Pondside said...

Every year I declare that I am going to have zinnias, and every year I forget. Perhaps in this new garden.....

Donnamae said...

Sounds like fun! I love zinnias...such a happy flower, just like daisies! Have a great weekend! ;)

Nancy's Notes said...

Leave it to my dear friend to find another wonderful way to create more beauty with your amazing zinnias! I love these sweet beautiful flowers, I'll be back to see the glorious photographs I'm sure you'll have!

Happy Saturday~
Nancy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great idea. I always enjoy P.Allen's shows.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Lea said...

Oh, I've heard P. Allen Smith speak and I love this idea and will have to remember it. Happy new week!

Creations By Cindy said...

What a great idea! Can't wait to see how it all turns out! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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