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Sensational seeds week - zinnias

The Seed Library is officially open for all cardholders! Come in to the Holland Landing branch and make sure you check out what vegetables, herbs, and flowers we have.

To finish off our Sensational Seeds Week strong, we will end with Charmaine's pick: Zinnias.

"I call zinnias the showoffs of annual flowers. They come in all sizes and colours from paler pinks to hot glowing oranges and every colour in between.

Some varieties are quite tall but most do not require staking. The shorter varieties do well at the front of the bed. Make sure to check the seed packet for height information. Zinnias, being an annual flower, bloom prolifically throughout the growing season and well into the fall.

They are easy to grow from seed and germinate between 3 to 7 days.

Although they are not host plants for butterfly larvae, they do attract a wide variety of pollinators such as bees, butterflies and humming birds. A great plant to have in your garden!"

A very big thank you goes to the East Gwillimbury Gardeners and volunteers who have helped get the Seed Library ready! We can't wait to see what you all grow this year. Be sure to check out the Gardeners and the events/meetings they have planned this year.

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