Dad always planted zinnias near the vegetable garden to attract the bees and butterflies.
I remember being allowed to pick zinnia bouquets whenever I wanted, which is probably why I love this flower today.
The full, double blossoms are my favorite.
The bright colors make me smile.
I'm dreaming of a zinnia garden for next year, like the one from my childhood, with butterflies and bees and cut zinnia bouquets for the table all summer long.