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Old September 16, 2019   #106
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Richard - it is so beautiful and thick with zinnias. Too bad there isn't zinnia volunteers. Do you save seeds or just buy fresh?

I haven't had much luck saving seeds; a few do germinate but it hardly seems worth it.

Coastal - great shots with the bees. So cool.
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Old September 16, 2019   #107
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It's easy to get those shots because the bees were absolutely still unless I stroked their back and then a leg would twitch. Often you can see them breathing, abdomen rising and falling.

I have grown the smaller zinnias as well as the giants and have found it best to buy seeds. The results are so much more reliable. The smalls seem to revert back to more subtle colours.
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Richard - it is so beautiful and thick with zinnias. Too bad there isn't zinnia volunteers. Do you save seeds or just buy fresh?

I haven't had much luck saving seeds; a few do germinate but it hardly seems worth it.

Coastal - great shots with the bees. So cool.
Hi Barb, I hope you are well. Both Profusion and Zahara are hybrids, so I have always assumed offspring would not grow true. However, perhaps things would be ok. I always use new seed since it is an easier process, and Park Seeds germ rate is always close to 100%.
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Beautiful photos everybody!
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Zany Rose Picotee zinnia.
Beautiful!

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A super colorful bed! Shhhh... don't wake the bees.
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