Butterflies In The Jungle

Okay, this zinnia plant TREE is outta control!

Last week, I measured the tallest bloom, and it was 68 inches from the ground. I’m pretty sure this plant was a volunteer from last year, but it is definitely happy.

After posting the following picture on Facebook, friends asked what I’ve been feeding it.

Nothing at all….. I think I watered it once or twice this summer.

There are other zinnias (although not as tall) in the same flower bed. I love going out and standing among them and watching the butterflies.

And take pictures, of course.

Motor Man snapped this of me attempting to measure the height of the tallest bloom.

He has previously mentioned that the flowerbed looks like a jungle.

A jungle with butterflies? Yes, please.

~These Days Of Mine~


9 responses to “Butterflies In The Jungle

  1. I think that zinnia might want to break the world record…..although I just read that the world’s tallest zinnia was grown in NC and was 12 ft. 8 inches tall so it has just a little bit to go!! 🙂


  2. I think you have found your perfect flower! By congrast you should have shown the” mini” zinnias! Perfect….deer don’t eat eat and comes back voluntarily!

  3. Holy moly! That zinnia is a giant! A plus is the butterflies. I posted pics of butterflies today too. Great minds think alike.

  4. That is tall. We have some monarchs because we left the ugly milkweed plants for them.

  5. Impressive! I’ve never seen a zinnia reach that high before…
    It’s definitely a happy one!

  6. How fantastic is that!

  7. It must be planted in the perfect spot. I’ve never heard of a zinnia so tall. Well done. That’s a Beautiful butterfly too.

  8. WOW!!! What a zinnia! It is definitely showing itself proud this year. Zinnias are definitely what I call Happy Flowers! They make me smile because they’re so pretty for so long.

  9. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Personalty, I think your jungle is very pretty. I love the butterfly pics.

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