Timelapse Tuesday: Oct 18
A touch of the exotic today to ward off the autumn blues. Usually Hibiscus rosa-sinensis flowers only last a day but the coolness of October days (even in this house – or maybe especially in this house) means they last longer as they wait patiently (and hopelessly) for a passing humming bird.
Macro Monday Answer
It was the open individual flowers of a zinnia ‘Purple Prince’. Remember that the ‘flowers’ of plants such as zinnias and marigolds are actually compound heads of lots of individual flowers.
I adore zinnias and this is the first year that I have had a good success with them. We have also put them on the allotment and they’ve done well too.
when they do well they are lovely. They are always recommended as cut flowers and though they do last well I find that the stems are not long enough without cutting off unopened buds. Lovely though 🙂
Make the first cut deep into the zinnia plant-it hurts,but stimulates the growth of lots of tall side shoots.For cutting,I rely on ‘Benary’,lots of rich colors.
Yes, it is that first cut that hurts!