Questions about my Zinnias
I am 'new' to gardening. Fell in love with Zinnias last year & dedicated my flower bed to them this year (I only have a small space, I live in a ground apartment - I have about 25 total). They are doing great - most developing 3 -4 new flowers each. But because they get a decent amount of hot sun, the 'mother' flower (I'm sure there is a more technical name for the first flower I planted) fades away in color and eventually dies as they others begin to bud off the same root..and it's only been a month.
After reading a lot of the posts on here, I just cut the faded, dying ones down to the base of the flower stem (including the dying leaves on it). Remaining are the very pretty, developing 3-4 new flowers.
My question - will the flowers & leaves I cut grow back? This is my first experience with cutting.... I guess I'm trying to figure out how to best maintain them this summer.
(also when I google this stuff, they answers seem to tailor to people who really understand the garden 'language' etc . I need these things to be explained to me like I'm a 5 year old - I literally have no clue what I am doing.)