Friday, May 11, 2012

Mailbox Sunflowers and Zinnias

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I planted red and white zinnias around my mailbox last year and they turned out great.  This year I decided to only plant white ones because they had bigger blooms and looked better.  They have finally started to open up and slowly bloom and I can't wait to see how they look this year.

On another note, my Lorax seed experiment with my daughter failed and the Lorax tree did not make it.  I felt bad for her so I told her that I would buy her the tallest, largest, and most beautiful sunflower seeds I could find and that we could plant them around the mailbox.  She was excited of course, but I knew at the time the sunflowers were going to be huge next to the zinnias.

My wife thought I was crazy planting something that will grow 7 to 10 feet around our mailbox, but I told her what my baby girl wants my baby girl gets. LOL  I tried to plant the sunflowers around the perimeter of the zinnias.  They are about three feet tall and dwarf the zinnias already.  Here are a few pics.

First zinnia bloom

Another close up of one getting ready to open

Here is what it currently looks like, 
you can see the sunflowers around the perimeter.

 Picture of the largest sunflower, it dwarfs the zinnias.


Crafty Cristy said...

I love zinnias. They are so easy to grow and attract butterflies. I saved some seed from last year, separating the white ones. I have planted them with my Scarlet Runners, and they are up, but they aren't blooming yet.

Tomato Thymes said...

Very nice and I love zinnias too. Hope to plant seeds tonight.

Kris said...

Cristy - I planted mine in mid March so it took them about two months to bloom. They are definitely easy if I can grow them.

Lisa - Good luck with yours.