zinnia, zinnia it was really nothing…*

Someone told me that seeing as how I love dahlias so much, I should plant zinnias, as they look like dahlias.

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Like dahlias, they are native to Mexico. Unlike, dahlias…..they do not look like dahlias! Whoever told me that was wrong, in my opinion. However, they are pretty! I grew them from seed which I sowed back in August and so it was a looooong wait for these blooms, but worth it – I like the vintage-y bright tones of the flowers. Check out those pinks!

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They do make me think of Frida Kahlo and Mexican embroidery.

I will probably grow them again, but not because they resemble dahlias. Just because of how much they cheer the eye.

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* I have this silly phrase stuck in my head like an ear-worm. If you didn’t know, it’s a reference to a the Smiths song: ‘WILLIAM, IT WAS REALLY NOTHING’. 

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