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Pink Ombre Zinnias

Most days I find myself in awe of nature...in awe of God's handiwork.  Yesterday was no exception.  In an effort to save money this year I bought seed packets at the Dollar Tree.  One of those packets were Zinnia seeds.  I had no idea what color they would be but I love zinnias so I had nothing to lose.  I planted the seeds back in May in a flower bed on the side of the driveway.  Only a few of the seeds grew and bloomed...but wow....what a display!  I have no idea of the 'real' name of these zinnias but I have named them Pink Ombre.

I ran some errands yesterday and when I got out of my truck I was amazed at how pretty these were and how much they reminded me of one of the latest decorating trends, ombre.  Please excuse the quality of the photos as they were taken with my phone but were just too pretty not to share.

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12 Comments

  1. Thanks so much, Anne ~ I wish I could have these bloom year round....they are so much prettier in person!

  2. Paula@SweetPea says:

    Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers. The colors of this one are amazing. I haven't grown them in a few years because the deer won't leave them alone. Maybe I'll try again next year.

  3. E' un ritorno alla mia infanzia!!! da piccolina sia la mia mamma che la mia nonna le coltivavano in giardino e sono bellissime!!!!!! Buon tutto!!!
    A presto!!!!

  4. Found you via Tatertots and Jello. Funny, I got some zinnia seeds at the Dollar Tree this year as well. I had some that were this shade. Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers- they are so pretty!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      It was fun to see what came up ~ I'm going to get even more seeds next year...sort of a surprise garden! Have a wonderful weekend, Becca.

  5. Mixed Kreations says:

    Beautiful! I love Zinnias. They are one of my favorites, those and cosmos. They make great cut flowers too! I don't believe that I have seen a pink ombre. Such a pretty pink.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much ~ I love cosmos as well and have some growing back by my sun room....I planted them a few years ago and they keep reseeding themselves. : )

  6. Athena at Minerva's Garden says:

    Gorgeous zinnias, Mary Beth--I love the pink ombre shade of these! And well done for starting them from seed--it's always so exciting to see what germinates and grows!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I love growing plants from seeds. Years ago I started cacti from seeds. They were so stinkin' cute and little and I had them for awhile until I moved. They didn't like my new house and I lost them all. : (

    1. Mary Beth says:

      He certainly is! Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

  7. Mme PiNat says:

    Whaouuuu !! What great pictures of zinnias ! The pink is so brillant and so tender in the 2 pictures, I just love it ! Thanks and since I discover your blog, I am just thrilled about everything I saw for now....And your blog's title has a little word that I just love : "cupcakes" :-)))