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Old October 31, 2019   #113
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I did find the giant zinnia that has green on the backs of the flower petals. It is called Blue Point. It has a form that allows bees to feed freely from the flower. I like that they give the bumble bees a sturdy bed, too.
One evening years ago I was checking things out back and noticed that many bees had landed on the zinnias. I had never seen that before and worried that they had been affected by a neighbour possibly spraying or something. When morning came no more bees playing dead on the flowers. I guess they were all asleep! Sweet.

The starburst type.

Butterflies like it.

Easy to see how much more available the Blue Point is.

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