Saturday, September 28, 2013

An Old Fashioned Flower

These photos are of the old timey "Cut and Come Again" zinnias, grown for many decades in cutting gardens and farmhouse gardens and market gardens.

These were the flowers cut for the altar on Sunday or sent to a sick neighbor. The flowers that comforted farm wives.

They came from seeds ordered from catalogs or from market bulletins. They grew from seeds passed over the fence or bought at the general store.

They are not trendy, and the only thing perennial about them is that they are perennially popular with those of us who still appreciate a cheerful flower.

They never look out of place. Not even in an Oriental vase!

1 comment:

Out on the prairie said...

I love zinnas, but mine get a mildew