Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
I love the sunny disposition zinnias bring to the garden. These began flowering this past week just as many other blooms succumbed to recent hot and dry weather. They will continue well into October.
Bright and cheerful, long-lasting as cut flowers, zinnias add color and zest to summer vases.
These stems are pinned into a florist’s frog to hold them in place. Several fronds of fern add flair and help balance the design.
Zinnia ‘Cut and Come Again Mix’
Zinnia elegans ’Cactus Flower Blend’
Straight-sided round black vase
Ceramic bowl, black matte exterior, red glazed interior
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us a chance to express our flower arranging passion. Visit her to discover what she and others found this week in their gardens to place In A Vase On Monday.
I love zinnias not only because I think they are beautiful but because they also remind me of a friend from long ago. I can’t grow them though because they become infested with pests and contaminate everything around them. I gave up about three or four years ago. So, thanks for sharing yours. 🙂
Judy, I didn’t realize zinnias had any issues (except mildew eventually here).
Love these happy colors!
They just dance, don’t they?
Love the zinnias, and the ferns make it a striking arrangement! 🙂
Thanks, the fern is loving on my screened porch and filled in when I realized I didn’t have enough zinnias flowering to complete the arrangement. Made it more formal than zinnia vases usually are.
Such a beautiful arrangement.
Thank you. My husband and I enjoyed them at the breakfast table this morning.
I love zinnias too, Susie, and you’ve displayed them so beautifully in this elegant vase along with the fern, I love it!
Oh, thank you. I usually think of zinnias as casual, informal flowers, calling for a basket rather than anything more formal, but they adapted to my dressing them up.
The light was still quite strong when I photographed these flowers Sunday evening. Brought out the richness of color.
I hope mine last til October too – and I look forward to creating a purely zinnia arrangement (and some greenery!) in the not too distant future. Because of this, your vase really speaks to me today, saying lots of happy things 🙂 As always, your execution is perfect – thank you Susie! 🙂
Glad you feel a connection to the zinnias today Cathy. I cut every zinnia that had opened this week so hope it does encourage them to rebloom quickly.
And I daringly pinched out the first bud from my Summer Bouquet ones to encourage them to branch out!
This is just lovely, the fern fronds add the perfect texture, well done! (my Zinnia haven’t started blooming yet…although there are fat buds)
Thanks Loree. I got my zinnias out late this year, waiting for daffodil leaves to die back before planting. Your buds sound promising.
Beautiful, Susie! I adore zinnias, esp. cactus-flowering. My seedlings are struggling due to those nasty slugs feasting as I sleep. 😦 I’ll be lucky if I end up with half a dozen flowers.
What a disappointment to have the slugs feasting on your seedlings. I’ve seen more than usual this year.
A bumper crop! 😦
Your zinnias might….will get more of us growing these next year!
Well, Noelle, I rarely have luck with seeds but these are reliable and the color they provide is invaluable.
Perfectly balanced in both structure and color, Susie! I fall in love with zinnias all over again every time I grow them – they make me smile every time I walk through my cutting garden.
Thanks Kris. You really have some beauties.
Zinnias are everything you said and such a bonus in late summer. These colours are joyful though I especially like pale one.
Alison, that pale color is my favorite of these zinnias also. One thing I like about these so far this year is they’re not almost all pink. Pink often is predominate.
Nice, last year you inspired me to grow some Cactus Zinnias. I was just trying to remember when to start the seed as they are, yet again, just lovely!
Thank you. I’m glad you were encouraged to try the cactus zinnias. In NC we can sow them outdoors once it warms up good–no use in planting them early–they like the heat, so I’d think you could plant them almost anytime.
i have a great space, but NC heat is not FL heat! I will give it a couple of months!
We had 107 heat index last week. Still a scorcher this week. : )
Wow! the heat index is always a mind bender. I will have to look at ours tomorrow.
Gorgeous Susie. Zinnias are always winners and yours are beautiful and displayed with the wonderful, inimitable, ‘Susie Artistic Touch’.
What nice things you say! Thank you.
Your Zinnias are gorgeous and the arrangement fabulous!
Thanks, the zinnia arrangement is still looking quite fresh–a strong virtue of zinnias is ability to last a long time indoors.
I love the colors, and it’s such a beautiful arrangement. I’ve never seen zinnias looking so elegant and artistic!
Thank you. Sorry I didn’t see this comment right away, but now I can report even after a full week the zinnia arrangement still looks fresh.
Oh, as always, I like your arrangement very much! I was wondering what the foliage was until I read that it’s from a fern. That’s a pretty one. I’m a big fan of Zinnias in floral arrangements. I grow them, too–for cut flowers and for the butterflies and other pollinators. 🙂
Hi Beth. This arrangement has held up very well, even after a week. Zinnias and lantana are 2 things in my garden that attract monarch, around Sept-Oct. Unfortunately none came last year. Hope for a better turnout this year.
Absolutely stunning arrangements. Execellent photography and a very nice gallery.
Thank you Dina. The zinnias, the light, inspiration is everywhere.