This is why I plant zinnias
Very nice picture, Cynthia!
Yes, very pretty picture. I love Zinnias and butterflies, too. Growing up, Mom always had Zinnias in the yard and we would run around chasing the butterflies. It seems that there were more butterflies in those days. I remember seeing some gigantic ones, too. Don't know what kind they were but they were always a special treat to see! I currently have Zinnias growing in my yard, too. They bring back good memories!
Like Sunny Irene I remember zinnias and lots of butterflies in my grandmother's garden when I was a little kid. She called them 'old maids' back then.
Cynthia, the gulf fritilary butterflies (pictured) must think they are in heaven in your yard with all your passion vines for their caterpillars!
I just read about your facebook page "Gracies Front Garden" on the shade garden question on the main forum. Loved the video on that page and am putting it below for those who might not be on facebook.
Here is a link that might be useful: Gracies Front Garden ... 9 minute video
What pretty zinnia pix, I love them! Beside their beauty, I love that they reseed over and over throughout the season
Cynthia my how beautiful your gardens are. I hadn't seen them since I dropped off facebook
Ragna, thanks for posting the link so we could see them now
Awww thank you. You are very kind. My video friend and I are learning together.
I love them also. I captured two pretty good pictures this week.
This post was edited by ruthz on Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 16:55
Ruthz those are stunning! Just love the color next to the purple zinnia
I believe that's purple prince. It reseeds there every year and the butterflies, bee's and hummers love it. It's such a good color for those two butterflies.
What is your pink zinnia? I love the soft beautiful color.
Hope I spelled it right. I plan to collect lots of seeds.
Here is a link that might be useful: Burpeanna
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Would not go to the purple zinnias but did let me take close ups!