are native to Mexico. They have been grown since 1520
by the Aztecs. Zinnias were brought to Europe in 1753.
They were named after Johann Gottfried Zinn, a professor
from seeds in the garden. Zinnias love hot weather.
Plant seeds in mid to late May.
the dwarf kinds of zinnias one foot apart. The tall-growing
kinds should be planted two feet apart.
are easy to grow. Pinch off the dying flowers to keep
the plants flowering. Zinnias look great in flower arrangements.
Water when dry; early in the day so their leaves will
dry off before nightfall.