The last few summers one of our neighbours has been growing a beautiful mix of zinnias in their front yard. We pass the garden on our walk to school every day and I always delight in the beautiful flower shapes and great mix of colours. I even started making some patterns a while ago with the zinnias as inspiration!
I've been keeping an eye out for zinnia seedlings at the nursery for just as long, but I've had no luck, they never seem to have them. So this year I got organised. I went on Ebay and bought some zinnia seeds. And yes after waiting so long I got slightly carried away with all the pretty pictures and ended up with six different zinnia seed varieties! I chose some with names like Envy a beautiful green flower, Polar Bear a full white zinnia, Pastel Dreams with beautiful muted colours and my favourite, Violet Queen, the big double flower on the right.
I sowed six punnets of seeds yesterday, one of each type and I still have quite a few seeds left over so I thought I might make up some lucky dip packets and give them away to local readers. So if you want some zinnia seeds just email me your address (email address top left) and I'll pop a few seeds in the mail next week when I get back. I think I can make up at least five packets to give away with 10 or so seeds in each, a mix of all the flowers above.