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hendi_alex
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Zinnas, my favorite easy to grow annual.

Flowers are self seeding and attract a large number of bees and butterflies. Also come in many vibrant colors, heights, and forms. These are just getting started. What is your favorite annual? Photos please!

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Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
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My favourite annual is Verbena bonariensis, here it grows beside the perennial Origanum vulgare. They both attract a lot of butterflies.
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Wow, those Zinnias make mine look horrible. I've only got one stalk, with one small flower on it. Poor Zinnia.

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