"Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll."

- Unknown

About Zinnia

Zinnia is a nice flower also very popular in Romania. Zinnia is well-known for its beautifully colored flowers. In what follows let us know more about this beautiful flower. Zinnia is a flower that belongs to Asteraceae family. It is mostly found in America, Mexica, South America.

Zinnia is a very interesting flower. Its flowers have a wide range of appearances, a single row of petals, dome shaped. The colors of the flowers can be: white, purple, red, lilac, orange, chartreuse, yellow.

Some of the species of this beautiful flower are listed below:

•    Zinnia acerosa
•    Zinnia angustifolia Kunth
•    Zinnia anomala Gray
•    Zinnia bicolor
•    Zinnia elegans
•    Zinnia grandiflora Nutt
•    Zinnia haageana
•    Zinnia linearis
•    Zinnia maritima Kunth
•    Zinnia pumila
•    Zinnia violacea Cav

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinnia

Zinnia is a very popular garden flower. It is usually grown from seed and it prefers a well-drained soil, in an area with full sun. Moreover Zinnia flowers appreciate watering.
Moreover mulching might be very beneficial. Make an organic material of: leaves, wood chips, grass clippings and spread it on the soil over Zinnia roots. This will help in two ways. It will keep weeds away; moreover it will prevent the evaporation of moisture from the soil. What is more, the flower will only benefit from this mulch, and it is also protected from pests. Another good tip is to pinch the tip off young plant stems, when they reach the height of 6 inches. This way you will encourage more foliage and blooms.
Moreover staking Zinnia also helps.