Zinnias (in the Caribbean)

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I really didn’t expect to see zinnias in the Caribbean. Anyone who has tried to grow them in a humid environment knows that zinnias + humidity = powdery mildew festival. And yet there they were, time and time again, completely powdery mildew free.

Maybe it’s the hot sun, the soil, or maybe the plants I saw just happened to have decent air circulation around the leaves. I don’t know. It’s a mystery.

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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