"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived" Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

"Judge every day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Plant Camp Monday's

If you put out a veggie garden you just gotta have the easy to grow Zinnias. They brighten up the all green garden, very easy to grow and last tell frost. They are annuals so you need to save the seeds alto I'm sure some come up voluntary. But for a for sure show save those seeds.

Heres a few that I have growing this season, but the green one I grew at the other homestead and its a favorite of mine, sorry I don't have the name so I'll jsut call it Green Zinnia.

They make great bouquets and the more you pick the more they grow

I didn't get all my seeds from saved seeds planted this spring, I have some that look like peppermint, red and white stripes. I plan on planting all my seeds nest spring before they get to old.

Did you know that the different colors of Zinnias mean different things ! And that the meaning of Zinnia itself is a symbol of lasting love, goodness, thoughts of an absent friend, constancy and daily remembrance of good memories. Now I know why I like this flower. : )

Yellow zinnia means daily remembrance, white zinnia represents goodness,scarlet zinnia represents constancy magenta zinnia flower is a symbol of lasting love and affection, while a mixed colored zinnia means thinking of an absent friend, this taken from my research.

Also found that the first Zinnias were found in the wilderness of Mexico in the 1500's. The emperor Aztec, named the Zinnias which meant "eyesore" because they were dull and unpleasant. But the common Zinnias of today are not so dull and is called the garden Cinderella because of all that the flowers level of transformation has gone through.

Zinnia angustifolia is one of the three wild Zinnia species that most of today's many varieties and hybrid strains come from.

Heres a link to some pretty Zinnias , notice the deep purple one with specks of green , very unusual.

I hope you grow this flower, kids love to pull em them and bring them in for mommy or grandma. I have rec many from my little loves and I don't mind them picking because they just keep on growing.

Thanks for stopping by the camp this week. I'll be taking a couple of weeks off, we had a brand new Grandson born yesterday and on my Moms 84 Birthday too! Mom was so excited to have a great grandson born on her B-day.

We'll be heading down to Florida to see him and give him a whole lot of hugs and kisses.

We decided to tent camp the whole time. Camping by the ocean too! Wind our trip in the Smokies on the way home and spend a night or two camping out and hiking. I'll be taking pictures of our visit and trip so until I get back you folks have a good one and see ya at the camp in a couple of weeks.
tc linda


  1. Linda, Congrats on the birth of your grandchild. How exciting and what a blessing for great grandma.

    Sure hope your trip and time in Florida is a blessed one. Camping on the beach and coming home by way of the mountains sounds like so much fun. Hopefully the leaves will be showing some of their fall beauty.

    Thanks for the zinnia post. These beauties are on my 2011 garden plan list as I have plans to add several flowers to the veggie garden. I am tired of dragging hoses all over our 1 acre lot, so plan on simplifying things by moving and adding flowers in more of a central place, the veggie garden. Will add more color and beauty to the garden and hopefully save me some time and back ache as well.

    Have a wonderful trip.

  2. Thank you Lorie, when I get back I'm going to spend more time visiting blogs that I so have been missing, Thank you for coming most every week to the camp, I'll be visiting you soon, You have a great blog page and did so well on your harvest. : )

  3. Congratulations on the birth of your grandson. Have a great trip to Florida and fun camping along the way.
    Zinnias are a favorite of mine and have them growing all over.

  4. Congratulations on your new grandson! What a special time. My first nephew was just born a few weeks ago and we all fell instantly in love. I'm sure you know the feeling!

    I loved what you had to say about zinnias. I never knew the history behind them. It makes perfect sense, really. I plant them every season and I call them my happy flowers!

    I think the green zinnias you mentioned might be called Envy Zinnias. I grew the Envy variety last year and they looked very similar.

    Well, have a great trip!


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