#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Planting Zinnias

You know me and zinnias–I love them. For me, they’re in the same league as peonies and roses, so vibrantly colorful are they. It’s still too early to put seeds directly in the ground, at least as I understand the process, but I’m itching to plant. So, in addition to my strawberry starters, which seem to be doing well, I’ve got two large plastic “greenhouses” on my windowsills, flower seeds germinating even as we speak. :)

Last year, I had quite a container garden going out on the deck; this year, my plans are even more ambitious. I will grow herbs again–sage and basil and mint, to name just a few. I’ll grow tomatoes in my big “tomato tree” rigging–making sure I buy plants for full sized tomatoes as well as the cherry type. In my world, you can’t have too many fresh tomatoes.

I’ll be raising dahlias again, and trying my hand at some sweet corn, too.

The new book is turning out to be a delight. I’m already in love with the hero. :) He’s strong, he’s smart, he’s a rancher, he loves kids and animals. What’s not to love?

Our weather is still pretty gloomy. I just keep reminding myself that April showers bring May flowers.

Like zinnias.

Be well.

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