‘Orange Star’ Zinnia

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Aren’t these pretty? They’re an adorable, dwarf variety that I fell in love with this year. I bought the plants back in the spring and they have bloomed endlessly for months. They remind me of the David Bowie song, “The Prettiest Star.” I think of it whenever I deadhead them.

I have some growing in a 70′s era flour cannister on the roof and some more in ground over at the community garden. Both sets are doing equally well. Go little zinnias!

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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