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Planting a Zinnia Garden for Wellbeing

July 19, 2021
Did you know that gardening has wonderful natural health benefits as well as being a rewarding hobby for any age, lifestyle or location.
Gardening truly transcends time and age.
So whether we choose to plant in one container or two, on one acre or many, there is always a way to garden. 
Gardening is such an easy way to incorporate well being into everyday living.
Today I am sharing a short checklist for planting a Zinnia Garden for Wellbeing.

Planting a Zinnia Garden For Wellbeing

As long as I can remember I have always felt such a sense of well being among the leaves, blossoms and nature.
Take me away to the seasons of emerging seedlings and budding blossoms!

Planting a Zinnia Garden For Wellbeing

How To Plant a Wellbeing Zinnia Garden

  1. Know when your last frost date is in your region of the country.
  2. Plant after all danger of frost is gone.
  3. Gather up a variety of colors and heights of zinnia seeds.
  4. Zinnias can be purchased at local garden centers and online resources.
  5. Amend garden soil if necessary.
  6. Plant zinnias in a sunny location. (They love heat and can tolerate dry and poor soil too.)
  7. Plant about 1/4 of inch deep.
  8. Keep seeds moist but not drenched.
  9. Zinnias should begin sprouting in about 5-7 days.
  10. Zinnias should begin blooming in several weeks to about 2 months.
Gardening For Wellbeing

A few zinnia seeds scattered with intention can produce a small of army of blooming delights!

Planting a Zinnia Garden For Wellbeing

Zinnias Beg to be Cut!

  • Cut and Come Again Flower.
  • Zinnias thrive on being cut.
  • The more they are cut the more they bloom!
  • Long seasonal blooms.

Planting a Zinnia Garden for Wellbeing

Vase Life Of a Zinnia Bouquet.

Many varieties will last from 5 to 10 days. 
For my home bouquets, I change the water every few days and clip the ends of the zinnia stems to increase their vase longevity. 

Planting a Zinnia Garden for Wellbeing

With zinnia flowers being one of the easiest annuals I truly believe everyone should have a few in their gardens!
Zinnias are happy, showy, bright and delightful flowers and even the Butterflies and Hummingbirds know it too!

Happy Gardening and thanks so much for joining me!

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  1. Hi Jemma

    I love Zinnias. I was thinking of adding them to our front bed next year.

    It gets afternoon brutal sun. Only thing, I need 10 inch high. No higher.

    Any information you can give me?

  2. I enjoyed reading this. Beautiful flowers and the colors are so pretty. Hugs and blessings to you dear Jemma. Cindy

  3. Hello Jemma!

    Your expertise here is of great value not only for the information you provide but because behind all of this knowledge that you share, I know you have worked SO hard for many years. The various soils you've encountered, the experiments as well as the results coming for experimentation require patience and a lot of muscle. You are my kinda gal, my friend.

  4. Your post is quite informative, Jemma! Thank you! I love planting zinnias in my garden each year. I found seed packets of them at the dollar store in late winter. The picture on the packet looked like a nice variety of large blooms. I bought several packs and planted them in containers instead of in the garden. They're in bloom now and I'm a bit disappointed that the flowers are miniature zinnias - I should have known better since they were from the dollar store. However, they still look pretty - I enjoy looking at them and the yellow birds love them!

  5. Excellent tips Jemma and your cuttings are so beautiful. I've always loved zinnias they have a vibrant yet shy personality... Check out Johnny's selected seeds next season. They have some neat varieties you might want to plant in the future, florists love this flower because it doesn't ship well and can't be purchased from the wholesalers.


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