Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Z/ABC Wednesday


Z is for Zinnia

Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of family Asteraceae, originally from scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the American Southwest to South America, but primarily Mexico, and notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colors.  Zinnias are popular garden flowers, usually grown from seed, and preferably in fertile, humus-rich, and well-drained soil, in an area with full sun. They will reseed themselves each year.  

These Zinnias were blooming at a small park in an industrial zone I visited a few months ago.

Linking to ABC Wednesday


12 comments:

Leslie: said...

Beautiful flowers - I must get some in my garden.

Leslie
abcw team

Annie said...

Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers. Love your photo!

Carver said...

I love zinnias. Great Z choice. Carver ABC-Wed. Team

HoodPhoto said...

Gorgeous Zinnias!

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Roger Owen Green said...

pretty, to be sure.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team.

Meoww said...

Pretty flowers :)

photowannabe said...

Reminds me of my Mom. She always had Zinnias growing in her garden.

Jama said...

so pretty!

chubskulit said...

Lovely zinnias!

Zucchini
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Rajesh said...

Very lovely flowers.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful capture.

Lisa said...

I love Zinnias. They are so easy to grow and tolerate many different kinds of weather. Lovely capture!