''Some say Zinnias are unsophisticated….which quite frankly is a really stupid thing to say about any flower and more than likely their eyes must have fallen out and been replaced by cold marbles. I’m not one to tell people what to like and dislike but…if you don’t like Zinnias you need a ‘check up from the neck up’.'' Mr Higgledygarden.
I love The Higgledygarden website partly because its a great name but also he makes horticulture cool, never thought I would be able to say that!
I'm having a wee re-think about my garden at the moment. I feeling the need for colour this year. I mentioned in an earlier post that pot marigolds were going to take centre stage this year (or at least supporting actor).
I'm thinking Zinnias-WOW, a scary combination, I will have to keep them apart-young Marigold is like the village festival queen and Zinnia the local tart. I only met Zinnia a couple of years ago at Green and Gorgeous in Oxfordshire, a lovely cut flower farm. Her native homeland is around Mexico way, and she looks like she would really fit in there. I've never been too sure about wild colours in my garden. When they are used well I think they are fab. I'm not sure if I can pull it off. I've ordered seeds anyway, apparently she flowers and flowers - I'll let you know.
Found photographing in rain or shine for magazines and the like.
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