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Zinnias in 2017

ZINNIAS IN 2017

These are my zinnias in July, 2017 - a dahlia mix - in their prime following lots of rain. Zinnias are not a Missouri native, but the rosinweed in the background is. The pollinators and gold finches love both and the deer do not bother them.

My favorite activity is working outside. I have two bee hives and an acre of white dutch clover and other flowers for them. I try to plant as many native plants as possible. Native plants require less work and most tend to be more drought and deer tolerant than non-natives.