I have loved Zinnias for the past four years. Prior to that time I did not even know what these flowers were. They are a homestead flower that many farmers grow to attract bees and butterflies. They are sometimes given away in CSAs. I have decided to grow a bunch this year and my wife has loved it. She told me that next year I should not have a vegetable garden, but just grow Zinnias everywhere. She loves flowers and typically we have flowers in the house. We currently have our Zinnias and Sunflowers in our house. They are beautiful flowers that somehow remind me of living in an old homestead. The picture here is the current homemade bouquet my wife made.
Erich is an avid gardener who has his own home garden consisting of annual vegetable crops and as many perennial fruit plants he can possibly plant, runs a church sponsored community garden, tends his chickens and a rabbit, enjoys experimenting with growing techniques and living more sustainably.