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Aug 30, 2010

Here in Texas…where the temperature has been over 100 degrees for most of August…we appreciate zinnias! In fact, they happen to be the only flowers blooming in my garden at the moment…so I think it’s only fair we should honor them today…

6a00e55391c48e88330120a5069fe0970b-450w eddie ross      iimage via Eddie Ross

IMG_5840 little pheasant…beautiful in aqua glass with hosta leaves…

image via Denise Fasanello Floral Design

Janie + Steve; July 11, 2010…I spy bright yellow and magenta zinnias…love them with the gomphrena…

image via The Bride’s Cafe

devon-0030 beehive events…you know how I love simplicity…vivid pink zinnias in a galvanized bucket…perfect…

image via Beehive Events

e.Hise bridal 020…zinnias, stock, freesia and lisianthus in muted tones make up a spring bridal shoot bouquet…

image via Bliss Flower Studio

6a00e55391c48e88330120a55db189970c-450wi edidie ross…notice the difference in petal count of each of the zinnias in this urn arrangement…

image via Eddie Ross

ft_fall04msw35_xl marthat stewart…this has always been one of my favorite bouquets…since it appeared in Martha Stewart Weddings in the Fall 2004 issue…time flies, but this bouquet is timeless to me…perfect for a garden wedding…

image via Martha Stewart

As you can imagine, zinnias are great to work with for outdoor weddings…or any setting where you fear heat will be a factor. They typically last 5-7 days in a vase arrangement. Anyone used zinnias in an arrangement or wedding?

Hope your week is off to a great start!





  1. Those last two photos are delicious!


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