web photographer, Sean McHaffie, recently
captured this spectacular display of color
while enjoying the mild autumn temperatures
in Ottawa, Ontario.
Zinnias (seen in the foreground of the
photo above and in the photo to the left)
are known for both their vibrant array of
colors (only true blue is lacking) and for
being easy to grow. If situated in well-drained
soil and exposed to full sun, they usually
reach blooming size in just six weeks. Deadheading
through summer will help the plant to bloom
through early fall.
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
(seen in the background of the above photo)
is a garden workhorse that thrives under
the same conditions while providing an additional
burst of color to the garden.