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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 5, 2015 2:57 AM CST
i was in telaviv yesterday and there were these beautiful zinnias....i looked for the dead ones so i could pick off there heads....
they where all black-blackish....does this sound o.k.
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luis_pr
Aug 13, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Never heard of black, brown or blue ones myself but I have been eyeing the giant ones where my Mother lives. Love the strong summer colors.
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Aug 13, 2015 7:07 PM CST
David, once the zinnia flowers are done they are pretty dark in color and look quite dry -- if that helps.

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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 14, 2015 2:06 AM CST
luis_pr said:Never heard of black, brown or blue ones myself but I have been eyeing the giant ones where my Mother lives. Love the strong summer colors.


thank you.
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 14, 2015 2:11 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:David, once the zinnia flowers are done they are pretty dark in color and look quite dry -- if that helps.

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do they have to be crispy?
i took some seeds out of a dying sunflower in a public garden....the seeds part of them where soft with feeling there was nothing inside them.
Hurst, TX (Zone 8a)
luis_pr
Aug 18, 2015 2:59 PM CST
There is an article on the main web page titled 'Echinacea Spent Blooms' that shows "a black coneflower plant". Probably similar to what you saw with the black zinnia blooms. Both coneflower and zinnia blooms were spent and turned shades of brown and black. Now... if you figure out a way to actually make the blooms start black..... you probably will be able to retire wnywhere you want!!! Sticking tongue out Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 19, 2015 3:21 AM CST
luis_pr said:There is an article on the main web page titled 'Echinacea Spent Blooms' that shows "a black coneflower plant". Probably similar to what you saw with the black zinnia blooms. Both coneflower and zinnia blooms were spent and turned shades of brown and black. Now... if you figure out a way to actually make the blooms start black..... you probably will be able to retire wnywhere you want!!! Sticking tongue out Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing


i like that attitude

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