Zinnias In Frankenmuth


These beauties were planted along a sidewalk in Frankenmuth. I’m really excited because I have two packets of seeds for next year. I am finding that I like all the different types of Zinnias! They are adding interest and color to a quickly fading garden. That’s a big plus.

Zinnias by DeBBaKeR~*~
Zinnias, a photo by DeBBaKeR~*~ on Flickr.

by Valerie Worth

Zinnias, stout and stiff,
Stand no nonsense: their colors
Stare, their leaves
Grow straight out, their petals
Jut like clipped cardboard,
Round, in neat flat rings.

Even cut and bunched
Arranged to please us
In the house, in the water, they
Will hardly wilt– I know
Someone like zinnias: I wish
I were like zinnias.


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