Planting Zinnias

Wednesday, Apr 28

You know me and zinnias–I love them. For me, they’re in the same league as peonies and roses, so vibrantly colorful are they. It’s still too early to put seeds directly in the ground, at least as I understand the process, but I’m itching to plant. So, in addition to my strawberry starters, which seem to be doing well, I’ve got two large plastic “greenhouses” on my windowsills, flower seeds germinating even as we speak. 🙂

Last year, I had quite a container garden going out on the deck; this year, my plans are even more ambitious. I will grow herbs again–sage and basil and mint, to name just a few. I’ll grow tomatoes in my big “tomato tree” rigging–making sure I buy plants for full sized tomatoes as well as the cherry type. In my world, you can’t have too many fresh tomatoes.

I’ll be raising dahlias again, and trying my hand at some sweet corn, too.

The new book is turning out to be a delight. I’m already in love with the hero. 🙂 He’s strong, he’s smart, he’s a rancher, he loves kids and animals. What’s not to love?

Our weather is still pretty gloomy. I just keep reminding myself that April showers bring May flowers.

Like zinnias.

Be well.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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