Zinnias touch our spirits in a way that can awaken our inner child‘s delight in all things bright, beautiful and new and zinnia reminds up to hope and to trust our sense of humor.
Bright and hardy zinnias are native to dry grasslands of the American Southwest, Mexico and South America. Noted for their bright colors, the zinnias make up 20 different species of both annual and perennial plants. A number of species of zinnia are popular flowering plants. Their varied habits allow for uses in several parts of a garden, and their tendency to attract butterflies and hummingbirds is desirable to many gardeners. Zinnias have strong stems supporting large flower heads. They bloom in the summer, tolerating heat very well, and last until frost.
They are very popular and easy to grow, usually started from seed and willing to reseed themselves every year after. Their color range includes all colors, except blue. Zinnias come in a variety of sizes, from Peter Pan miniatures to plants that are three to four tall.
Jeanette French, paintings, photographs, canvas prints framed prints, metallic prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, gift cards, fine art.
Creating portals of light, love, joy, beauty, compassion, hope and gratitude is my lifelong passion and gift for the earth, hence the name of my art business, For the Earth. My mother painted in oils when I was young and encouraged my own drawing, painting and handcrafting in all forms. My father, the photographer, gave me my first camera at age 8. As a result of these loving influences, I am a lifelong student of both mediums. I am grateful to my wonderful Pacific NW painter teachers, Stan Capon and Edi Olson, for training my eye and technique. I hope you will enjoy this image as much as I enjoyed its creation. More gifts for the earth can be found at these websites: jeanette-french.artistwebsites.com and jeanette-french.pixels.com.
September 6th, 2015
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