Today's fun fact is about zinnias. Did you know that when first introduced to Europeans, Zinnias were called "poorhouse flower"? The name came from the fact that they were so easy to grow, anyone could could have them - even the poor.
The zinnias in The Serene Forest are exploding with colorful blooms even in this miserable heat. While not native to Florida, they are native to North America. They don't really require any additional watering between rains. Deadheading helps encourage more blooms, but I rarely do it. These zinnias keep bursting with color either way.
Zinnias make great cut flowers too. Another reason they can be the "poorhouse flower". You don't need to go out and buy an expensive bouquet of flowers when you can just use Zinnias.