Zinnias are very hardy, multi-colored flowers. Excellent for cut flowers and arrangements, zinnias originated in Mexico. But they have found their way into Mount Michael’s garden, even if they have to hold their own among the sprawling vegetable plants that thrive there as well.
Over the years I have connected with a few florists and invited them to use some of my flowers for arrangements in their shops. To a certain extent this worked rather well, but when our country started feeling the crunch of the economy, flowers became an “extra” that most people could do without.
Lastly, over the past three years I have planted lots of wild flowers. Although some wild flowers, as cut flowers, may not have the same longevity of life, they are certainly beautiful as well. They, too, attract many butterflies and are just beautiful to observe. I am sure God would want Mount Michael to share the beauty of these flowers with others.
Make plans now, during our long days of drab, colorlessness of winter to come out to Mount Michael and enjoy our beauty, color and gardens. You can even help us continue to keep the place operating by your contributions. We look forward to seeing you this summer.