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In a Vase on Monday: a First!

No, the ‘first’ was not a first prize for these zinnias, but the first time I have have had decent enough zinnias to merit a vase of their own! After juggling sowing times for a few years I achieved a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: All Things Bright and Beautiful

I have been itching to include Zinnia ‘Purple Prince’ and Tithonia rotundifolia ‘Torch’ in a vase, ever since they showed their first hint of colour at the beginning 0f September. Finding two new flowers on the dwarf sunflower ‘Topolino’ decided … Continue reading

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Holding a Torch

I am grateful to Anna of Green Tapestry for introducing me to tithonia or Mexican sunflower, this one being Tithonia rotundifolia ‘Torch’ when she suggested last year it would be a useful contender for my bold borders. Up till then … Continue reading

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