For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge, we are traveling back in time to Zoe Cat’s favorite (and WAY overcrowded) Zinnia patch from the 2020 season. For 2021 in Wisconsin Zone 5, we will remember the following things that we learned from last year:
- We will spread the seeds out a lot more so the Zinnias have room to breathe and will be more bushy. Our mistake last year was sprinkling way too many seeds and the plants were moldy and turned brown underneath and also did not have room to grow. 🙀
- We will remember that Zinnias like to be cut ~ the more you cut the flowers, the more flowers that will grow AND the more bouquets to display! I was hesitant to cut the flowers last year because I just couldn’t bear to cut them. I enjoyed them so much with all of their color and they attracted so many hummingbirds and butterflies. Once I did get a clue and started cutting them it was amazing the amount of new buds that started to grow. Plenty of flowers for all! 😻
Also, another totally pawsome fact about Zinnias ~ if you have deer in your area, they do not touch them! Zinnias are PURRRRFECT for our garden!
In this video you will see Zoe Cat enjoying her overcrowded Zinnia patch before Meowmy pulled them all out:
Dreaming of spring,
Homestead Prowlers 🐈