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Green with Envy

October 5th, 2009

I’ve declared my love for all flowers green here before. There’s just something about them that attracts me, perhaps it’s because they’re different. Someday I dream of having an all green garden filled with all flowers green and maybe a few white ones thrown in for good measure.
This year I bought some seeds for ‘Green Envy’ zinnias. I planted a few at my mom’s at the edge of my 3 sisters garden and I planted some out on our front hillside. I love how they glow in the shadows! The zinnias growing on my front hillside are mostly colorful ones: pink, orange, and yellow. I have a few green ones but they’re not as pretty as the ones growing at my mom’s. Must be the soil.
I do love zinnias, they’re wonderful flowers. Mine start to get pretty tall and a little tired looking this time of year. I always think about cutting them back, but I leave them for the bees & butterflies.

Have you ever thought about having a garden in all one color?

11 Comments to “Green with Envy”
  1. deedee on October 5, 2009 at 8:57 am

    so pretty!

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  2. Dave on October 5, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Our zinnias are fading as I type. Time to get out and collect seeds as soon as we dry out. A garden all of one color would be neat. I tend to pick blues and purples and so much of my garden exists in shades of the two.
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..Propagating Beautyberry Through Cuttings =-.

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  3. miss m on October 5, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Lovely ! I love green flowers and dream about a white garden too.

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    • Susy on October 5, 2009 at 9:29 am

      I think a white shade garden would be fabulous, particularly with lots of variegated plants.

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  4. Seren Dippity on October 5, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I’m working on a white garden to meander around the edge of our “forest” (1/2 acre of wild). It will be partly shade because of the trees but some of it will extend out into a sunny area. I got the idea when I read about someone describing theirs as glowing in the dark. It has morphed to include fragrance as a priority. It will be long work in progress because I’m trying to do it on the cheap. I also tend to focus most of my resources, money and energy toward the veggie gardens.

    After browsing the seed catalogs I’m always amazed at how many veggies come in shades of purple. I swear one of these days I’m going to do a purple veggie garden with purple cherokee tomatoes, purple carrots and purple cauliflower. There are purple jalepenos and purple bell peppers. Just about everything I already grow comes in some variety of purple. I think it would be hilarious. Can you imagine having a purple dinner party with the harvest?

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  5. Lona on October 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I have saw the seeds in catalogs for them and thought they looked very interesting along with the green types of Echinacea’s that are out now.

    I always thought an all white bed would be pretty in the evenings near a patio.
    .-= Lona´s last blog ..Annie Get The Gun =-.

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  6. the inadvertent farmer on October 5, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I would love an all white garden outside my bedroom! That green zinnia is beautiful, Kim

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  7. Chicago Mike on October 5, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I guess I am too indecisive to do that. :)
    .-= Chicago Mike´s last blog ..When Cabbages Explode… =-.

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  8. Lynn on October 6, 2009 at 8:43 am

    We have several flower perennial flower gardens around our yard. A few years ago we put in a garden of all white flowers. It is an interesting garden as the flowers are white but the foliage is green. There is a lot of interest in the shades of white and cream and the textures of the leaves and flowers. We are still adding to it. I buy more white flowers or non blooming perennials each year.
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..Thoughtful Sunday =-.

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  9. June on October 6, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Oh, how I love zinnias. Mine got set back by the rainy season, and I had to bring pots of them inside so I wouldn’t miss the bloom. It’s frosty outside, but my zinnias are finally blooming on the sills. I love my Green Envy too.
    .-= June´s last blog ..Savoring the harvest: Heirloom tomato tartlets =-.

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  10. Sarah on February 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I have been growing zinnias for the last few years – 100’s & 100’s of them! They are my favorite – they thrive, bloom like mad and are the best flower for cutting for a vase (my opinion anyhow) Last year I saved a lot of seeds and have been passing them out. I read that they will eventually all go back to pink if I just keep replanting like this from my seeds. Orange is quite striking and you are right – green is too. I would love to plant dahlias here and will attempt someday. Never really gave tulips a chance until 2 years ago. They are short lived (bloom time) but are for sure a nice reminder of Spring and add a smile to my face on a rainy, overcast day. Cheers!
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..My Seedlings =-.

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