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With the weather conditions finally changing, I have made my biannual change to the front flower beds.  Previous heroes have been marigolds and patunias.  This year I’m trying these beautiful Zenias. 

They come in red and pink but this yellow/orange is, in my opinion, the brightest.  As long as the heat doesn’t return, and we don’t get frost in the winter, these should last until spring. 


I love the mini flowers within.


  1. They are beautiful!

    What about vegetables and herbs? Do you grow basil? Rosemary? Lavender? Eggplants? Tomatoes? Peppers? Cilantro?

    • 8bitsofcoffee
    • Posted 7 October 2008 at 10:42 am
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    Lovely, msh’Allah.

  2. – intlxpart

    I only have 10m by 4m outside my house and in that space I have two large trees…. Inside I have some mint and rosemary – but very little and only for decoration. I would love to have the space to learn about herbs and vegetables.

    – 8bitsofcoffee

    Thank you 🙂

  3. so unbelievable!! i never cease to wonder at the green grass i get to see at times, but such pretty fresh iridiscent flowers….wow u do have green fingers i guess..way to go!

  4. Thank you onlooker. They were newly planted – so it’s the garden centre’s effort 🙂

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  1. By Alyssum Seeker « on 11 Jan 2009 at 4:16 pm

    […] the weather changing every day, our gardens don’t know what to do… The  Zenias didn’t do well at all.  They lost their colour within a month and are now unfortunately due […]

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